Vintage Christmas “Made in USA” Corning Glass Mug, Holly Berry Pattern: 28,200 ppm lead!

28,200 ppm lead!

“Corning USA” Vintage Christmas Holly Berry Mug.

When tested with an XRF instrument this cup was positive for high levels of both Lead and Cadmium.

The following set of readings was with the scope of the XRF instrument  centered on the red berries of the pattern:

  • Lead (Pb): 16,000 +/- 400 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 459 +/- 25 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 904 +/- 76 ppm
  • Antimony (Sb): 514 +/- 34 ppm
  • Selinium (Se): 70 +/- 30 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 4,343 +/- 172 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 456 +/- 140 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 1,169 +/- 338 ppm

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The following set of readings was with the scope of the XRF instrument centered on green leaves of the pattern:

  • Lead (Pb):  28,200 +/- 700 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 367 +/- 25 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 987 +/- 91 ppm
  • Antimony (Sb):  546 +/- 41 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 3,219 +/- 151 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 296 +/- 143 ppm
  • Zirconium (Zr): 3,219 +/- 151 ppm
  • Platinum (Pt): 375 +/- 133 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 1,404 +/- 154 ppm

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Plain white glass of cup:

  • Lead (Pb):  ND
  • Cadmium (Cd): 16 +/- 7 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 797 +/- 58 ppm
  • Antimony (Sb):  521 +/- 28 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 5.275 +/- 194 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 638 +/- 144 ppm

Thank you for reading and for sharing!

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

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