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Dollar tree Blue and Yellow Floral Design Bowl Lead Safe Mama 2

99 Cent Only Store c. 1999 Blue & White Floral Pattern Ceramic Bowl (No Maker’s Mark): 70,200 +/- 2,400 ppm Lead

There is no mark or maker noted on this bowl.  The owner told me she purchased at a 99 Cent Only Store (in Los Angeles) store about 20 years ago (which would be late-1990s / c. 1999). When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 70,200 +/- 2,400 ppm Barium […]

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Plastic Made In China Batman Bowl Lead Safe Mama 1

Plastic “Made In China” Batman Cereal Bowl: Lead Free, Cadmium Free, Arsenic Free

When tested with an XRF instrument this bowl had the following reading: (Tested for at least 60 seconds, food surface of dish tested.) Lead (Pb): Non-Detect Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Non-Detect Metals not listed were also not detected. Barium (Ba): 131 +/- 78 ppm Zinc (Zn): 396 +/- 12 ppm Copper […]

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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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