The saucer of this set was sent to me for testing.
The only consideration with this that my readers really need to be aware of is that I have not tested the white decorative element on the mug and cannot know without testing if that element is positive for toxicants or not. That said, when using an XRF instrument to test the saucer (which is made of solid red plastic with no painted markings or decorations) it had the following readings:
- Barium (Ba): 130 +/- 56 ppm
- Antimony (Sb): 39 +/-13 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 8 +/- 1 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 41 +/- 4 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 19 +/- 5 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 44 +/- 9 ppm
- Bismuth (Bi): 4 +/- 2 ppm
All test results reported on this blog are replicable and accurate. The test result set above was for a test of this item for a full 180 seconds (three minutes) in “Consumer Goods” mode. If a metal is not listed above, it was not detected by the XRF instrument in this mode.
A word of caution, given it is nearly impossible to tell the exact year of manufacture of a Tupperware product, the fact that this red cup is negative for Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and Arsenic does not mean that other red Tupperware items will also be negative. more testing and research is necessary to make that determination.
If you have any information that could help date this particular cup and saucer set, that would be very much appreciated. Thank you for supporting this work in this way.
If you appreciate this work and would like to see more test results like this, please consider contributing to the GoFundMe for my advocacy work: http://www.GoFundMe.com/LeadSafeMama. I do “take requests” as I live near quite a few antique stores and could easily go purchase something that you might want tested if the cost of the item were covered and a contribution that also helped with the cost of testing was made. Please e-mail me if you are interested in having me purchase something specific to test.
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