When tested with an XRF instrument the Christmas tree on this Homer Laughlin Fiestaware “Made In The U.S.A”. mug was non-detect (ND) for lead (Pb). The Christmas tree area did test positive for cadmium (Cd) at 61 +/- 9 ppm.
The bottom of mug was also had the following XRF readings:
- Lead (Pb): 23 +/- 12 ppm (within safe range)
- Cadmium (Cd): 32+/- 6 ppm
The levels of Lead and Cadmium found in this mug are considered low “trace” levels (likely contaminants of the colorants not intentionally added ingredients). The Lead level is considered safe by all standards and the Cadmium level is considered safe by most standards.
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