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Tamara Rubin is a multiple-federal-award-winning independent advocate for childhood Lead poisoning prevention and consumer goods safety, and a documentary filmmaker. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children (two of her sons were acutely Lead-poisoned in 2005). Since 2009, Tamara has been using XRF technology (a scientific method used by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for toxicants (specifically heavy metals — including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury, Antimony, and Arsenic). Tamara’s work was featured in Consumer Reports Magazine in February 2023 (March 2023 print edition).
Below are the XRF readings for the vintage clear wine glass (with press lines) pictured here; 60-second reading:
- Bromine (Br): 9 +/- 3 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 34 +/- 16 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 257 +/- 114 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 75 +/- 20 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 63 +/- 23 ppm
- Indium (In): 21 +/- 9 ppm
A reader commented after this was initially posted and told me this was an Anchor Hocking Wexford Glassware (1967–1998) vintage goblet. Functional glassware with press-lines is not *always* Lead-free, but it is *almost always* Lead-free, and in the absence of testing a vintage glass piece with a high-precision XRF instrument, checking to see if there are press lines (as an indicator that it is *likely to be* Lead-free) is a good place to start. You can read more about that on this post – link.
Here’s an affiliate link* to a modern Anchor Hocking wine goblet (also likely to be Lead-free – although I have not tested this exact product): https://amzn.to/3hWMqLc
XRF readings are science-based, replicable, and accurate. Each component of each piece reported on here has been tested multiple times to confirm the readings, and one full set of readings (per component) is shared here on the blog.
Some additional related reading that you might find helpful:
- Click here to see more glass items I have tested.
- Click here to see more clear glass items I have tested.
- Click here to see more pressed glass items I have tested.
- Click here to see more wine goblets I have tested.
- Click here to read more about the type of testing I do.
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