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#LeadedJewelry: Crystal Earring

Costume Jewelry Earring: 330,100 ppm lead. Jewelry intended for adults is not regulated for total lead content. Items intended for children are regulated by law to be 90 ppm lead or lower. …Not 9,000 ppm lead, and definitely not 90,000 ppm lead +++ Who’s to say that these aren’t given to a child to play […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Handmade Ceramic Earrings

Glazed ceramic earrings: 87,800 ppm lead! Jewelry intended for adults is not regulated for total lead content. Items intended for children are regulated by law to be 90 ppm lead or lower. …Not 9,000 ppm lead, and definitely not 90,000 ppm lead +++ Who’s to say that these aren’t given to a child at some […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Blue Crystal Earrings

Earring: 108,300 ppm lead (leaded crystal). Jewelry intended for adults is not regulated for total lead content. Items intended for children are regulated by law to be 90 ppm lead or lower. …Not 9,000 ppm lead, and definitely not 90,000 ppm lead +++ Click here for #SaferChoices: Solid silver jewelry marked “925”  – with natural […]

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#SaferChoices: Jewelry

Given how much lead there can be in older – and newer – jewelry (both in the metals and in the faux jewels), my recommendation for jewelry has always been to stick with pure solid sterling silver (it should be marked 925 in a stamp somewhere on the item – see inside of ring image […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Lia Sophia Bracelet

Lia Sophia Bracelet – XRF test revealed more than 500,000 parts per million lead in the crystals on the front. As long as items like this are marked “not intended for children”, they are considered in compliance with all current legislation. – Click here for #SaferChoices: Solid silver jewelry marked “925”  – with natural stones […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Sparkly Headband

Sparkly child’s headband – sparkles: 419 ppm lead, jingle bell: no lead! Tested with an XRF. – #SaferChoices: I avoid all sparkles (in jewelry and art projects) unless I have tested them myself.  The potential for them being leaded (and also then being ingested or inhaled accidentally) is too great for me personally (as a […]

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