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Lead and Cadmium Crystal Bracelet from 2010 Bridesmaids Gift Lead Safe Mama 1

Crystal bracelet (c. 2014), costume jewelry: 70,700 ppm Lead (90 is unsafe) + 149,600 ppm Cadmium (75 ppm is unsafe.)

This bracelet was one of a matching set that a bride purchased and gave to each of her bridesmaids for her wedding in 2014. There is no brand or maker’s mark on it that I can find. When I tested this I was floored by the fact that it was so recently made and yet […]

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2008 Pink Crystal Disney Minnie Mouse Bracelet Lead Safe Mama 2

Pink Crystals In Minnie Mouse Bracelet Purchased in 2010 at Disneyland: 252,200 ppm Lead (That’s 25% Lead!)

The amount of Lead that is considered unsafe by modern standards (and illegal) in items manufactured and sold expressly for use by children is 90 ppm Lead or higher in the surface paint or coating, and 100 ppm Lead (or higher) in the substrate (as detectable with an XRF instrument.) A lot of costume jewelry might […]

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Fearless Maya Bracelet Lead Safe Mama 1

Oprah’s Favorite Things (2018) “FEARLESS” Bracelet: As high as 303 ppm Cadmium.

Please bear with me here, and read this entire post to follow my logic and see my concern about the bracelets pictured on this post. I used an XRF instrument to test the “FEARLESS” bracelet from Oprah’s Favorite Things List for 2018. While the bracelet was 100% Lead-free (which is great!), it did come in with […]

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