2018 Dollar Store Red Glass Mason Jar Coffee Mug: 11 ppm Cadmium

2018 Dollar Store Red Glass Mason Jar Coffee Mug: 11 ppm Cadmium

2018 Dollar Tree Red Christmas Mason Jar Glass.
By Greenbrier International, Inc.
Made in China.

2018 Dollar Store Red Glass Mason Jar Coffee Mug: 11 ppm Cadmium

For exact XRF test results scroll down.

To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE.

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.


From Wikipedia:

“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).

Red Glass:

  • 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.

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

Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts. [When you share my posts I earn $$ to help cover the costs the independent consumer goods testing I do!]

If you want to donate to help me do this kind of testing (where I buy stuff new at a store to test),  to “Chip-In” [via PayPal or with a credit card] Click HERE or you can contribute on GoFundME [LINK.] As an example, this Dollar Tree store trip cost me about $60 including the stuff and the transportation – not including the cost of testing and childcare.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

2018 Dollar Store Red Glass Mason Jar Coffee Mug: 11 ppm Cadmium

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