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Thrift Store Find For Today: BW Stevenson’s 1972 Record Album “Lead Free”: 8,357 +/- 167 ppm Lead [90 ppm is unsafe]

Really, I don’t need to say much about this one, right? So funny that an album named “Lead Free” even exists – let alone the fact that it is positive for more than 8,000 ppm Lead! LOL (#RandomThingsTamaraFindsHysterical!) My husband bought this for me (for $1), knowing it would likely test positive for a high […]

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Vintage (1972-1988) Corning Ware Spice-o-Life Casserole: 26,500 ppm Lead… TEXTBOOK RESPONSE FROM CORNINGWARE TODAY

In response to my original post referenced in the title above [Link HERE] today, Corningware shared the following response (when Sabrina – a friend of a friend on Facebook – shared the post and tagged them): “We appreciate you [sic] concern for our products, Sabrina! We can assure you that older Corningware items would have met […]

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Vintage (1972-1988) Corning Ware Spice-o-Life Casserole: 26,500 ppm Lead + 236 ppm Cadmium

Since this post is going viral (December 2018), I thought I would update it with a little introduction for those who are new to my website. I am a mother of Lead poisoned children. My children were poisoned in 2005 by the work of a painting contractor, you can see more about my story in […]

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Vintage Old Town Blue Corelle Saucer Lead Safe Mama 1

“Old Town Blue” Pattern Vintage Corelle Small Plate, c.1972 – 1982: 18,200 ppm Lead

  Vintage Corelle glass saucer in the “Old Town Blue” pattern. The dark blue paint on this dish tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead (Pb): 18,200 +/- 400 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 133 +/- 13 ppm Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): […]

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Portmeirion Botanic Garden 1972 Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

XRF Test Results For Portmeirion “The Botanic Garden” Plate, c. 1972

As expected (based on the testing of this brand that I have done to date) the food surface of this plate was positive for high levels of lead when tested with an XRF instrument. To learn more about XRF testing, click here. Here’s the XRF test results for this exact piece: Lead (Pb): 41,100 +/- […]

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Butterfly Gold Vintage Pyrex Casserole Dish Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage “Butterfly Gold” Pattern Pyrex Casserole Dish, c. 1972 – 87,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Butterfly Gold” casserole dish, c. 1972. – The mustard and white paint on this vintage Pyrex casserole dish tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): – Lead (Pb): 87,000 +/- 2,900 ppm Cadmium (Cd): ND / Non-Detect (Negative) Arsenic (As): ND / […]

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Old Town Blue Vintage Pyrex 1972 Cup Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

“Old Town Blue” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Tea Cup, c.1972 – 1982: 17,700 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex mugs/ tea cups in the “Old Town Blue” pattern: The dark blue paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead (Pb): 17,700 +/- 500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 154 +/- 12 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND […]

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Horizon Blue Vintage Pyrex Casserole Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 3

#Leaded: Vintage “Horizon Blue” Pattern Pyrex Casserole. c. 1969-1972

This vintage “Horizon Blue” casserole by Pyrex tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (on the painted exterior design with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead (Pb): 72,000 +/- 2,200 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 33 +/- 11 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND Gold: (Au) 504 +/- 170 ppm […]

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#LeadFree: Vintage (1972) Fisher Price “Happy Apple”

This vintage toy was surprisingly LEAD FREE when tested with an XRF instrument. All accessible components tested. Here’s my Amazon Affiliate link* for this product: http://amzn.to/2DIvfr7 Most vintage Fisher Price is positive for at least some amount of lead, cadmium or arsenic in one or more components – so this is very unusual. Click here to […]

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Vintage (1972-1988) Corning Ware Spice-o-Life Casserole: 21,800 ppm Lead

This vintage Corningware Spice-o-Life casserole dish tested positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument at 21,800 ppm Lead in the decoration on the outside of the dish.   On the plain white inside it was negative for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic. Tested in 2014. Here’s a link to a post on a […]

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