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#LeadedKitchen: Butterfly Pressure Cookers

Inside nut on Butterfly brand pressure cooker: 120,500 ppm lead. This particular pressure cooker was the potential and likely source of poisoning of a young boy who had a chronic low-level lead exposure that went undetected for more than a year.  He ate rice from this pressure cooker daily. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting […]

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#LeadedAppliances: c. 2010 Cuisinart Blender

Cuisinart Blender Circa 2010. Purchased at Costco. Center nut on top of blade tested positive with 7,941 parts per million (ppm) lead. It is the yellowish leaded brass circle in the center of the blade. No mercury, no cadmium. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in dishware options, […]

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Ask Tamara: My Favorite (#LeadSafe) Blender!

I’ve been asked a million times (it seems) which blenders and appliances I use. It’s an important question – because a lot of the appliances I have tested in my travels have had one or two components test positive for high levels of available lead (on the surface)—and these leaded components sometimes have VERY HIGH […]

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Orange Fiestaware Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Orange Bowl: no lead, no mercury, no arsenic, 227 ppm cadmium • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Blue Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Dark Blue Bowl: non-detect (negative) for lead, non-detect (negative) for mercury, non-detect (negative) for cadmium, This dish tested positive for arsenic at 50 ppm. • • • Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Purple Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Purple Bowl: no lead, no mercury, 67 ppm cadmium • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#AskTamara: Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead?

#AskTamara Questions:  Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead? Answers: Definitely yes & sometimes yes! Below is a vintage teal colored Fiestaware custard cup. When tested with an XRF instrument it was positive for lead (Pb) at 73,500 ppm (seventy three thousand five hundred parts per million.) The only relevant modern standard that […]

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Mug and Saucer

Newer Fiestaware Coffee Cup & Saucers: NO LEAD. However positive for approximately 130 ppm Cadmium. Cadmium is most often found in ceramics that are painted with reds, yellows or oranges, or other colors that may have those colors as part of the formula. • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested […]

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#LeadSafeDishes: White Fiestaware Tea Cup

Newer white Fiestaware tea cup: 40 ppm (margin of error: +/- 14 ppm lead.) Well under 90 ppm threshold of concern. Newish as of October 2014 Almost lead-free / but not quite! The company probably did leach testing and it did not leach any lead. I would feel safe drinking out of this cup if […]

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