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XRF Test Results For 2018 Ball Pint Mason Jar, Regular Mouth, 16 oz With Lids

2018 Ball Pint Mason Jar, Regular Mouth, 16 oz With Lids This item consists of three “components” with five distinct areas requiring testing: The clear glass of the jar. The metal of the band. The white colored inside food surface of the lid. The orange colored band / inside food surface of the lid. The exterior surface […]

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#LeadSafe: 2018 Purple Ball Jars

When these new purple ball jars were tested with an XRF instrument they tested positive for a very low level of lead (just a trace and within the realm of what might be considered safe for a modern item intended for children). That said, I LOVE purple, but I prefer not to have anything leaded […]

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#LeadFree: 6 oz clear glass Ball brand mason jar

Small 6oz Ball brand clear glass canning jar, lid and band.  Newly purchased in 2017. Tested with an XRF instrument.  “Non-Detect” (negative) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As) and cadmium (Cd.) We use Ball brand canning jars (of all sizes) every day in our home. While the lids are free of the toxicants listed […]

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Ball Brand Baby Food Jar with Plastic Lid

Small Ball Jar with plastic lid #LeadFree Tested “non-detect” for lead using an XRF instrument Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2vRng7q All components tested. – Please consider supporting my independent consumer goods advocacy work at: Http://www.GoFundMe.com/LeadSafeMama

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Vintage Clear Ball Brand Canning Jar: 46 ppm Lead + Cadmium. Please read this post for more information!

Here’s another one (I probably have about a dozen or more posts up for Ball jars right now, please check them all out!) Related: To see more clear glass items I have tested, click here. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage clear Ball jar with glass lid was positive for 46 ppm Lead, […]

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Another Blue Ball Jar

Another Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 53 ppm lead (+/- 13 ppm). (This lead level is considered safe by all standards.) 13 ppm cadmium (+/- 6 ppm). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you […]

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Newer Blue Ball Jar

Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 61 ppm lead (+/- 16 ppm). Considered safe by all standards. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you canned in it in your home.  If you offered me something to drink in this […]

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Ball Jar Straws!

Ball Jar Straws: Non-Detect for Lead, Non-Detect for Cadmium, Non-Detect for Arsenic, Non-Detect for Mercury!  Overall a great product.  If you want to see this on Amazon, click here. The exact straw I tested is the image at the bottom of this post. If you appreciate what I do (XRF testing of consumer goods and sharing […]

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#XRFTesting: Blue Ball Jars!

Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 64 ppm lead. Non-detect for arsenic, mercury and cadmium. Most of the colored glass jars I have tested have ben positive for lead to some degree. This level is considered safe by all standards. I personally would not want to can in jars that are positive for lead at any level, when I […]

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Mason Jars … Kerr Brand: 23 ppm Lead (+ Cadmium too). WAIT! Don’t Panic! Read post instead! TIA.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this Kerr Mason Jar (pictured here, year unknown) was positive for Lead at 23 parts per million. WAIT!  DON’T PANIC! Almost all of the newer Ball Jars that I have tested have tested NEGATIVE for Lead and negative for Cadmium. These levels (of Lead and Cadmium) found here in […]

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