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Chip And Joanna Hearth And Hand With Magnolia Green And Gold Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama 2

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia (by Chip & Joanna Gaines) Green & Gold Mug: 117 +/- 26 ppm Lead [Lead-Safe]

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia by Chip & Joanna Gaines Light Sage Green Ceramic Mug with Gold Flecks. Please read below to see the exact readings of the mug pictured here when tested with an XRF instrument. The level of Lead found on this cup is considered safe by all standards. To see more pieces from […]

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PB Classic Pottery Barn White Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama 2

Plain White Ceramic Pottery Barn PB Classic Mug: 2,528 ppm Lead on the Logo.

Plain White Ceramic Pottery Barn Mug. The logo on the bottom of this Pottery Barn PB Classic ceramic mug is positive for a fairly high level of lead. If you want a guideline on determining if your mug’s logo is leaded I have found the following rule to consistently be true (probably about 99% of […]

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2018 ‘Natural Life” Rainbow Unicorn Mug: 891 ppm Lead + 218 ppm Cadmium

Well. I apologize in advance. I know I am going to break at least one heart with this post! [Just because something is in the shape of  a unicorn does NOT mean that it is free of toxic chemicals, lol!] I tested several components of this mug, and stopped once I found high levels of […]

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#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel Made In Japan White Ceramic Mug

This Crate & Barrel white ceramic mug (Made In Japan) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. The glaze on the main part of the cup was positive for the following metals when tested with an XRF instrument: Barium (Ba): 131 +/- 42 […]

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2017 Walgreens Ceramic Santa Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadSafe: 2017 Walgreens Ceramic Christmas “Not Intended For Children” Santa Claus Mug (but Cadmium!)

This 2017 Santa Mug (which I personally purchased last holiday season from Walgreens in Milwaukie, Oregon, once I saw the label on the bottom – scroll down to see the pic!) was positive for lead and cadmium in the following levels: Red Glaze: Lead (Pb): 122 +/- 54 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 1,657 +/- 105 ppm […]

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#Leaded: 2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design

2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design: Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 304 ppm lead (+/- 37 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium, arsenic and mercury. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured […]

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Rae Dunn Collectors are SO upset that I found lead in these pieces that…

Updated: 12/23/2018 Rae Dunn Collectors are SO upset that I found lead in these pieces that… … folks have taken to writing false and slanderous statements about me publicly on social media (in an effort to disprove my findings!) Oy! [We’ve saved screenshots, and hopefully it will stop!] These are passionate collectors I guess!  Check […]

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#Leaded: Chili Pepper Mug

Chili Pepper Ceramic Mug: 5,048 ppm lead (inside), 11,000 ppm lead outside. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in China. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, […]

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#Leaded: Prince Charles Mug

Prince Charles souvenir ceramic mug. Tested positive for lead at 300 ppm. No mark or maker noted. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered items intended for use […]

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#Leaded: MIT Souvenir College Mug

Souvenir Mug from MIT: 32,400 ppm lead. The other mugs shown in this photo range from 17,000 to 19,000 ppm lead. One mug out of 7 tested on this date was lead-free. Tested in 2013. If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please […]

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