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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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Please let me know if you have any questions.
Sandy Ellifritz says
I got on here because i have the long red tupperware storage containers, sort of like a long sandwich size. I’m not seeing that here. That lid is from the mid 70s, I had a set, one of each color. I am amazed at and appreciative for what you are doing and how important it is. Wow, I will be cleaning out my cupboards. Thank you. I’d just bought those yellow measuring cups at a yard sale when I saw you on FB. How much is it to send something to you?
Thank you so much for commenting! Here’s a post with how folks can participate in the testing that I do: https://tamararubin.com/2017/07/subscribe-in-support-of-my-advocacy-work-you-can-become-eligible-to-send-in-a-box-of-your-things-for-testing/
Every now and then I may invite my readers to send me a single item that I don’t have on my blog (that I think others would appreciate knowing the results for). In those cases I ask for a $25.00 contribution to help with the testing costs and return shipping if you would like the item back. I evaluate and approve items for this opportunity on a case-by-case basis (fairly rarely) as I have a pretty big backlog of items to test and report on right now, so not a lot of space in my schedule for folks to send stuff in.
Thanks for asking.
I sold tware in the 80s. That saucer was from a set of four mugs w saucers and came with 4 matching luncheon plates. Two red and two green. I have the whole set still. It was part of the special Christmas holiday sales book. It would have been about 1983.