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#Leaded: Russian Khokhloma Wooden Decorated Spoon, 1985

Testing with an XRF instrument revealed this decorative Khokhloma wooden spoon from Russia to have the following ingredients (in the painted markings): Lead (Pb): 1,994 +/- 67 ppm Mercury (Hg): 7,624 +/- 148 ppm Arsenic (As): 70 +/- 36 ppm Barium (Ba): 607 +/- 107 ppm Chromium (Cr): 489 +/- 73 ppm Bromine (Br): 327 […]

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#Arsenic: Vintage Popeye & Olive Oyl Baby Rattle

When I tested this vintage plastic Popeye and Olive Oyl rattle I was CERTAIN it would be positive for high levels of lead, but I was wrong! No lead at all, not a trace in any component. Unfortunately it does not have a year of manufacture or maker’s mark on it, but based on other […]

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#LeadFreeChristmas: Dollar Tree Red Ball Ornaments

#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas! – Red plastic ball ornament. Dollar Tree, c.2012. Cd: 29 +/- 17 ppm, & As: 66 +/- 14 ppm. ND for Pb & Hg. All components and finishes tested. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Kelli Connaughton for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post […]

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#LeadFreeChristmas: Silver & Blue Wire Ribbon, #Arsenic

#Christmas2017 Silver + Blue Snowflake Wire-Rimmed Ribbon Garland. ND for Pb, Hg, & Cd. As = 15 +/ – 8 ppm. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Amber S. for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If […]

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Blue Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Dark Blue Bowl: non-detect (negative) for lead, non-detect (negative) for mercury, non-detect (negative) for cadmium, This dish tested positive for arsenic at 50 ppm. • • • Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#Leaded: 1970s Yellow Plastic “Ingrid” – Made In Chicago Dishes

Vintage – made in Chicago by “Ingrid” • 1970s plastic cup and plate. Plate: 4002 ppm lead / 1025 ppm arsenic • Cup: 3235 ppm lead / 848 ppm arsenic Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items manufactured today as intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so […]

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