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July 2018 Ceramcor Xtrema Saucepan Update

August 2018 – Yet another Ceramcor Xtrema “Lead-Free” Pan, positive for lead. Purchased direct from the company, c. November of 2016. These pans are advertised and promoted as being metals-free, and specifically as being lead-free — yet when they are tested with an XRF instrument the coatings have consistently tested positive for lead, as well as several […]

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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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San Francisco Middle School Auditorium Art Deco Ceramic Tile

#Leaded: Vintage Art Deco Ceramic Tile In a San Francisco Middle School Auditorium

This tile was in a San Francisco, California middle school auditorium that I did a presentation at in 2013. It tested positive for lead at 9,391 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. To see more posts with tile I have tested, click here. To read more about the concern for lead in tile, click […]

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#LeadSafe: Ink Jet Photo Mug

Ink Jet Photo Mug, positive for lead at 37 ppm, when tested with an XRF instrument. Exact brand unknown: possibly Shutterfly or Vistaprint (or similar).  Tested in 2017, year of manufacture unknown. Other photo mugs have tested positive for lead at hight levels, so it is not a good idea to extrapolate this test result to […]

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Ceramic Cookware #LeadFree Claims on Mercola’s Website

I’m sharing these screenshots from Dr. Mercola’s site here (taken Sunday, 1/14/2018) to link to a post I will be writing later this evening. I am writing a response to the email Dr. Mercola has sent in response to customers who have contacted him regarding my XRF testing of his branded ceramic cookware products (picture […]

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#LeadFreeToys: Ikea Child’s Teacup!

IKEA teacup Lead-free [Non-detect for lead.] —— The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or more. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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