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1982 Tupperware Catalog Lead Safe Mama Page 001 Front Cover

1982 Tupperware Catalog (a gift from one of my readers to help us date some of the pieces we have tested for Lead.)

I am so thankful to one of my readers (thank you Gail!) who found the 1982 Tupperware catalog and photographed each and every page and e-mailed them to me! Here they are to serve as a reference to help us date some of the vintage Tupperware pieces that I (together with the help of my […]

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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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Peyo 1983 Wallace Berrie Baker Smurf Glass Lead Safe Mama 1

Peyo 1983 Baker Smurf Drinking Glass: 129,800 ppm Lead + 5,587 ppm Cadmium + 5,344 ppm Arsenic [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids!]

To see more character glasses I have tested, click here. The amount of Lead that is considered illegal in modern items intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint or coating. Please avoid giving your children or grandchildren any painted or otherwise highly decorated vintage glassware, as most […]

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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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Pastel Bouquet Corningware Casserole Dish Lead Safe Mama 2

Corningware (c. 1985-1990) Pastel Bouquet Pattern Casserole: 20,400 ppm Lead + 205 Cadmium [90 ppm Lead is toxic.]

As expected, the exterior decorative painted flowers on this vintage Pastel Bouquet pattern Corningware casserole was positive for high levels of Lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Here’s a link to a post on a blog that helps to date many of the Corningware patterns. To learn more about XRF testing, click here. To […]

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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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1984 Vintage Fisher Price Little People Yellow School Bus Lead Safe Mama 2

1984 Vintage Fisher Price Little People Yellow School Bus: 2,953 ppm Lead + 344 ppm Arsenic. Did you have this one?

Vintage Fisher Price Little People Yellow School Bus Toy, c. 1984. Yellow & Red Plastic. To see more vintage Fisher Price items I have tested, click here. The XRF test results for this exact item (pictured above) are as follows: Yellow Plastic of School Bus: (tested for a minimum of 60 seconds) Lead (Pb): 2,953 +/- 59 ppm […]

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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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