When tested with an XRF instrument, this Washington State ceramic bag Christmas ornament with a green ribbon (Who actually thought of this? Why is this a thing?!) – purchased new at a Starbucks store in Washington State in 2019 – had the following readings:
- Cadmium (Cd): 433 +/- 24 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 999 +/- 202 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 4,182 +/- 183 ppm
- Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative
- Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative
- Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect / Negative
- Selenium (Se): Non-Detect / Negative
All tests were done for a minimum of 60 seconds each – using a freshly calibrated Niton XRF instrument (an XL3T XRF testing in “Consumer Goods” mode). Tests were repeated multiple times to confirm the results. All test results reported on this blog are science-based, accurate, and replicable.
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