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McDonalds Camp Snoopy Collection Charlie Brown Glass Lead Safe Mama 1

McDonald’s (c. 1980s?) Camp Snoopy Collection Glass: 85,100 ppm Lead + 1,827 ppm Cadmium + 99 ppm MERCURY!

To see more McDonald’s branded items I have tested, click here. When tested with an XRF instrument this Camp Snoopy collectable drinking glass  (promotional giveaway from McDonald’s c. 1980s) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 85,100 +/- 1,800 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 1,827 +/- 74 ppm Mercury (Hg): 99 +/- 39 ppm Chromium (Cr): 3,061 +/- […]

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1980 Strawberry Shortcake Drinking Glass Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage 1980 Strawberry Shortcake Glass: 65,800 ppm Lead + 2,622 ppm Cadmium + 77 ppm MERCURY! [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

The amount of Lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children today (in 2019) is anything 90 ppm Lead (or higher) in the paint or coating. 100 ppm Lead (or higher) is considered unsafe/illegal in the substrate of an item intended to be used by children. Vintage dishware […]

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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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Spice-O-Life Corningware Casserole Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage (1972-1988) Corning Spice-o-Life Casserole: 26,500 ppm Lead [90 ppm is unsafe*] & 236 ppm Cd [75 is unsafe.]

Since this post has gone viral (December 2018), I updated it with an 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 the trailer to my […]

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Vintage Pyrex Homestead Pattern Casserole Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage (1976-1980) Pyrex Homestead Casserole: 209,900 ppm Lead + 9,009 ppm Cadmium + 9,252 ppm Arsenic

  Vintage Pyrex Homestead (1976-1980) Design Milk Glass Casserole Dish.   Here’s a link to the Pyrex website I used to figure out the pattern names!   When tested with an XRF instrument this casserole dish had the following readings:   With scope focused on area with blue flowers over tan speckled background: (minimum 60-second […]

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1980s Vintage Pyrex Casserole Trailing Flowers Lead Safe Mama 1

1980s Vintage Pyrex Trailing Flowers – Beige Casserole Dish: 253,900 ppm Lead + 12,100 ppm Cadmium + 8,801 ppm Arsenic

Vintage Pyrex “Trailing Flowers – Beige” 1980s Promotional Design Milk Glass Casserole Dish.   When tested with an XRF instrument this casserole dish had the following readings:   With scope focused on one of the rust colored flowers: (minimum 60-second test) Lead (Pd): 253,900 +/- 11,000 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 12,100 +/- 600 ppm Arsenic (As): […]

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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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#Leaded: Little Vintage (1980s?) Plastic Avon Bear

Vintage Plastic Avon Bear Pin. 2,300+ ppm lead (Pb). The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. I have tested quite a few vintage and newer Avon items that have been very […]

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#LeadSafe; 1980 Fisher Price Airport

1980 Fisher Price Airport. All components tested. The only component on this toy that was positive for lead was (ironically) the black gas valve (on the gas pump at the back of the toy)! This piece was low lead (even safe by today’s standards!) at 28 +/- 7 ppm lead (Pb.) The amount of lead […]

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#Leaded: 1980 Vintage Fisher Price / Quaker Oats Airport and Plane

Yes it’s hard for some of us to believe that 1980 was 37 years ago! And that 1980 is considered vintage – but let’s set that aside for a moment. 🙂 Each of these items is positive for lead and/or cadmium.  Some at very low levels and others at high levels. Because there are so […]

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