2018 Dollar Tree Red Christmas Mason Jar Glass.
By Greenbrier International, Inc.
Made in China.
For exact XRF test results scroll down.
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As many red colored items are, this mug is positive for a trace level of Cadmium. This level of Cadmium is considered safe by all standards (under the most strict standard for Cadmium toxicity of 40 ppm). Cadmium is a known carcinogen.
“The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified cadmium and cadmium compounds as carcinogenic to humans” [LINK]
To learn more about concerns for Cadmium toxicity, Click HERE.
While this product does test positive for Cadmium it is negative for Lead! [#SilverLining?]
People often express concern for products from the Dollar (type) stores [Dollar Tree, Dollar Store, Dollar General, 99cent Store] and usually I explain to them that BECAUSE these types of stores were cited for several significant Lead-violations years ago, in my experience the products they sell have become much safer in recent years (if only from a Lead perspective.)
Colored glass is almost always positive for trace levels of Lead or Cadmium. “Trace” in this instance means very low levels.
For help choosing a Cadmium-Free / Lead-free mug, Click HERE.
To see more items from Dollar Tree Stores that I have tested already, Click HERE.
This XRF was test done for 180 seconds (3-minutes).
- Lead (Pb): Negative / Non-Detect
- Cadmium (Cd): 11 +/- 4 ppm
- Arsenic (As): Negative / Non-Detect
- Mercury (Hg): Negative / Non-Detect
- Antimony (Sb): 30 +/- 10 ppm
- Selenium (Se): Negative / Non-Detect
- Chromium (Cr): Negative / Non-Detect
- Barium (Ba): 182 +/- 26 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 23 +/- 9 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 40 +/- 19 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 378 +/- 74 ppm
- Bismuth (Bi): 25 +/- 6 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 257 +/- 19 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 289 +/- 24 ppm
- Indium (In): 19 +/- 6 ppm
- Palladium (Pd): 5 +/- 2 ppm
- Cobalt (Co): Negative / Non-Detect
- Magnesium (Mn): Negative / Non-Detect
- Zirconium (Zr): Negative / Non-Detect
- Platinum (Pt): Negative / Non-Detect
To see more mugs I have tested, Click HERE.
To see more Christmas items I have tested, Click HERE.
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