Replacement Disc Retaining Ring Essential Oil Diffuser Lead Safe Mama 3

Replacement Disc For Young Living & doTerra Essential Oil Diffusers: 33 ppm Lead (considered safe by all standards).

When tested with a high-precision XRF instrument, this tiny metal washer/disc (pictured here and below), was found to be positive for only trace levels of Lead (in contrast to the high levels of lead found in the comparable discs provided with the diffusers by the respective companies).The amount of Lead detected in the disc is considered safe […]

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Tiny Glass Bottle of doTerra Balance Oil Lead Safe Mama 2

Tiny Brown Glass Sample Bottle of doTerra Balance Oil: 20 ppm Cadmium (considered safe by all standards.)

When tested with a high-precision XRF instrument, this tiny brown glass bottle (pictured here and below), was found to be negative for Lead but was positive for trace levels of Cadmium. The amount of Cadmium detected in the brown glass of this bottle is considered safe by all standards. To learn more about Cadmium toxicity, click […]

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2018 New Orleans Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

2018 New Orleans Souvenir Mug: 16,700 ppm Lead, 109 ppm Cadmium.

When tested with an XRF instrument this New Orleans souvenir mug (purchased in New Orleans in 2018, no mark or maker) was positive for high levels of Lead both inside and out. Continue reading below to see the full XRF test results for this mug. When testing is done with an XRF instrument, the amount […]

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Clear Glass Vintage Pyrex Double Boiler Cooking Pot Lead Safe Mama 4

Made In USA Vintage Pyrex Clear Glass Double Boiler Cooking Pot: 216 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex Clear Glass Double Boiler Cooking Pot. I tested this with an XRF instrument and below am reporting two sets of readings for this piece. First is the reading for the vessel of the pot. This is from a two-minute (12o second) reading using an XRF instrument. If a metal is not listed it […]

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Polar Express Mug Lead Safe Mama 2019 1

c. 2016 “The Polar Express” Christmas Train Mug: 27,600 ppm Lead, 358 ppm Cadmium.

When tested with an XRF instrument this Polar Express mug was positive for high levels of Lead both inside and out. These are the souvenir mugs you get your hot cocoa in when you go for a ride on a Polar Express train. This is a relatively new mug that my friend got when she […]

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Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Johnson Brothers Rose Chintz China: 49,300 ppm Lead [almost 5%!], 87 ppm Antimony. Johnson Brothers is almost always high lead.

When tested with an XRF instrument this Johnson Brothers “Rose Chintz” dish (“A Genuine Hand Engraving”)  had the following readings: Each test was done for at least 60 seconds. If a metal is not listed it was not detected by the XRF. Decorative/Colored Food Surface of Plate: Lead (Pb): 48,200 +/- 1,300 ppm Cadmium (Cd): […]

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Top Ten Posts of 2018

Lead Safe Mama’s #TopTen Posts of 2018!

The TEN most popular #LeadSafeMama posts of 2018: NUMBER TEN: https://tamararubin.com/topics/does-vintage-and-new-functional-pottery-and-dishware-have-unsafe-levels-of-lead/ NUMBER NINE: https://tamararubin.com/2018/12/vintage-1972-1988-corning-ware-spice-o-life-casserole-26500-ppm-lead-236-ppm-cadmium/ NUMBER EIGHT: https://tamararubin.com/store/ SEVEN: https://tamararubin.com/2018/10/nlr-please-dont-ever-buy-peanut-butter-packaged-in-plastic-jars/ SIX: https://tamararubin.com/2018/12/center-washer-in-doterra-essential-oil-diffuser-3613-ppm-lead-when-tested-with-an-xrf-instrument/ FIVE: https://tamararubin.com/2016/12/which-ceramic-coffee-mugs-are-lead-free/ FOUR: https://tamararubin.com/2016/12/dishes/ THREE: https://tamararubin.com/2018/04/vintage-corelle-by-corning-butterfly-pattern-glass-bowls-23300-ppm-lead/ TWO: https://tamararubin.com/2018/11/corelle-plate-with-crazy-daisy-spring-blossom-green-border-pattern-15200-ppm-lead-cadmium/ And the most popular #LeadSafeMama post of 2018 with 28,520 views is… https://tamararubin.com/2018/12/center-washer-in-young-living-essential-oil-diffuser-2282-ppm-lead-when-tested-with-an-xrf-instrument/  

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Franciscan Potteries Franciscan Apple Sugar Bowl Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage (c. 1950s) Franciscan Apple Earthenware Sugar Bowl: 161,200 ppm Lead. These pieces are *NOT* safe for food use.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this Franciscan Apple vintage Franciscan Earthenware sugar bowl (c. 1950s) was positive for 161,200 ppm Lead. That’s more than 16% Lead in the surface glaze on this piece. Here’s a link to a set of this china on Amazon* (as an example): https://amzn.to/2RwwLrx Here’s the full XRF reading for this […]

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Pioneer Woman Instant Pot Lead Safe Mama w

XRF test results for Pioneer Woman Instant Pot: Heating element positive for 443 ppm Lead (+ 642 ppm Cadmium). Instant Pot is the “Lead-safest” option out there!

This post has the XRF Test Results for a Pioneer Woman Instant Pot purchased from Walmart in December, 2018.  All components with test results listed below;  please scroll down past each the images to see full results. Here’s an affiliate link to this product on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LX0VyR Overview: The amount of Lead found in the heating […]

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Pioneer Woman Instant Pot Lead Safe Mama

Stand By…. XRF test results for Pioneer Woman Instant Pot to be posted shortly!

As many of you know we had a little giveaway in one of my Facebook groups recently. I promised that once we met a certain goal (of new members in the group, I think it was), then I would purchase a new-in-box Pioneer Woman Instant Pot and test it and randomly pick a winner from […]

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