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#LeadedChina: Liberty Blue

Liberty Blue Staffordshire Ironstone Vintage Plate: 44,500 ppm lead. – The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm or higher. Vintage china is not regulated in any way. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more information about LEAD FREE dish choices, click […]

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Ask Tamara: Can I test my dishes for lead with a LeadCheck swab?

Ask Tamara: Q. Hi! Thank you for all you do!! Are the LeadCheck® test swabs from Home Depot sufficient enough to test my dishware? Also, even though Fiestaware says “lead free: it could still have cadmium in it, correct? Thank you and I follow all your work! A.  The short of it is that the LeadCheck® […]

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Spectacular News! HUD lead limits lowered!

This is spectacular. It has been in the works for something 9 years! (Really much longer since the original research was done!)  Kudos to the National Center for Healthy Housing for their hard work! From Jonathan Wilson, National Center for Healthy Housing Date: Feb 1, 2017 5:00 PM Subject: HUD OLHCHH lowers dust lead levels […]

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#SaferChoices: Ice Cream Scoops

Today I am posting images of the various ice cream scoops I have tested with an XRF instrument that have tested positive for lead. If you have questions about XRF testing, please click here. In the many years that I have been testing consumer goods I have consistently found at least trace lead in most […]

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#Leaded: Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Scoop…

Baskin Robbins Brand Ice Cream Scoop: 1,040 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. #XRFTesting   If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! For #SaferChoices in ice cream scoops for your family, click here.

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Would you like some lead (or cadmium or arsenic) with that ice cream?

Vintage Ice Cream Scoop. Metal: 28 ppm lead – considered safe by all standards. Red Plastic Handle: 3,091 ppm cadmium / 26 ppm Arsenic. — Most ice cream scoops I have tested (especially the vintage ones) have tested positive for at least some lead with an XRF.  For #SaferChoices in ice cream scoops for your […]

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#LeadFreeGlass! Random!

No lead! No Mercury ! No arsenic. I’ll ask my friend Sarah where she bought this! #XRFTesting This is one of several posts where I will share very little information and really focus on the photos and the XRF Test results.  If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are […]

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#Leaded: 2008 White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Holiday Mug

2008 White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Holiday Mug:  Tested positive for lead with levels as high as 11,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured today as intended for use by children is anything 100 ppm lead or higher (90 ppm or higher […]

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