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Made In Mexico Blue Glazed Ceramic Dish: 51,608 ppm Lead + 31,350 ppm Arsenic + more than 100,000 ppm Mercury.

When tested with an XRF instrument this Mexican glazed ceramic bowl – with bird design on the inside had the following readings on the food-surface of the bowl: Lead (Pb):  51,608 ppm Mercury (Hg): >100,000 ppm (greater than 10% Mercury in the glaze) Arsenic (As): 31,350 ppm Takeaway: PLEASE avoid all Mexican pottery (especially for food use […]

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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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Newer Tangerine Orange Fiestaware Bowl: 227 ppm Cadmium (but Lead-free)

When tested with an XRF instrument the newer Fiestaware tangerine orange bowl pictured here had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): 227 ppm • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. For safer choices in dishware options, click […]

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