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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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#Leaded: Vietri Dishes, Made in Italy

All of the Vietri pieces I have tested have been positive for at least some level of lead.  Most have been in the 1,000 to 2,000 ppm range. Testing was done with an XRF instrument. These dishes are made in Italy. This particular dish (which is a very light gray color) tested positive for lead […]

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#LeadSafe: Pfaltzgraff Dish, Made In USA

This Pfaltzgraff, Made in the USA dish (age unknown, pattern name unknown, tested in 2014) tested positive for lead at 60 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument.  This level of lead is considered safe by all standards, American and European. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint […]

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Pottery Barn White Ceramic Plate

White Pottery Barn Plate; hand crafted in Portugal. As high as 363 ppm lead. There is a myth out there in the lead poisoning prevention community that WHITE ceramics are less likely to have lead.  This is just not true.  I have tested hundreds of white ceramic pieces over the years and they have had […]

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Pottery Barn Green “Swirl” Ceramic Bowl

Pottery Barn Brand. Swirl pattern (different than “Spiral” which we also have pics of!) 5,215 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. This is a fairly recently made product, although I don’t have a year of manufacture. To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here. For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a […]

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Baum Ceramic Plate (New, 2017)

Baum Ceramic Plate. Tested with an XRF instrument. #LowLead #LeadSafe 52 parts per million (ppm) lead +/- 19 ppm. This amount of lead is considered safe by all American and European standards. This link is my Amazon Affiliate link to a similar product by this manufacturer. If you click on my Amazon links and choose […]

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Corningware “Etch” Casserole Dish (New, 2017)

Corningware “Etch”, New (2017). 230 ppm lead on the outside. 91 ppm lead on the inside. Tested with an XRF Instrument. Here is my Amazon Affiliate link for this product: http://amzn.to/2yomjYF These levels are considered safe by most standards.  Most likely leach tested (and most likely passed!). Comments on the original Facebook post for this piece reiterate my […]

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#LeadedChina: Golden Crown Coffee Cup

Coffee cup : 44,000 ppm lead/ Bone China – Golden Crown – E & R, England Rose Queen Series, Ena Harkness. —- For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and in most cases it is […]

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Orange Fiestaware Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Orange Bowl: no lead, no mercury, no arsenic, 227 ppm cadmium • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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