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Holly Berry Christmas Vintage Corning Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

28,200 ppm lead! Vintage Christmas “Made in USA” Corning Glass Mug, Holly Berry Pattern

“Corning USA” Vintage Christmas Holly Berry Mug. The following set of readings was with the scope of the XRF instrument  centered on the red berries of the pattern: Lead (Pb): 16,000 +/- 400 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 459 +/- 25 ppm Barium (Ba): 904 +/- 76 ppm Antimony (Sb): 514 +/- 34 ppm Selinium (Se): 70 +/- 30 […]

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2014 Zak Designs Frozen Anna & Elsa Mug: 8,834 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this 2014 “zak! designs” Anna & Elsa Mug from Disney’s animated film Frozen tested positive for lead (Pb) at 8,834 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic (and illegal) in a modern item made and intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm lead or […]

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#Leaded: Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Christmas Mug

This Royal Norfolk “Made In China” snowman mug tested positive for lead and cadmium at the following levels (Note, year of manufacture is unknown, however I don’t believe this is very old): Green Glaze: Lead (Pb): 198 +/- 27 ppm ~ Red Glaze: Lead (Pb): 939 +/- 68 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 539 +/- 39 ppm* […]

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Vintage Ceramic Leaded Snowman Teapot Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#Leaded: Ceramic Christmas Snowman Teapot

This little teapot tested positive for lead (Pb) at 30,200 +/- 900 ppm. Tested with an XRF instrument. Non-Detect (ND/negative) for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg.) By modern standards, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in […]

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#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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Vintage Made In Japan Leaded Ceramic Santa Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage Made In Japan Ceramic Santa Claus Christmas Mug

Tested with an XRF instrument. Lead (Pb) Level Outside: 4,497 +/- 180 ppm Lead (Pb) Level Inside: 5,077 +/- 177 ppm Non-Detect (ND/ Negative) for: Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As) and Mercury (Hg.) By modern standards, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by children is 90 ppm […]

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Spode Made In England Christmas Tree Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Spode Christmas Tree Plate, Made In England: 71,900 ppm Lead

This Spode china (decorated with a Christmas tree for the holidays) had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument (which tests down to single digit parts per million): Lead (Pb): 71,900 +/- 3,500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND / negative) Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND / negative) Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND / negative) To learn more […]

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#Leaded: Tom And Jerry Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Mug

This little Christmas mug was tested with an XRF instrument and the results were as follows: White Milk Glass (unpainted) 176 +/- 19 ppm Pb 9 +/- 3 ppm Br Green Paint 37,100 +/- 1,000 ppm Pb 943 +/- 50 ppm Cd 317 +/- 79 ppm Ba 11,600 +/- 900 ppm Cr Red Paint 27,900 […]

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Vintage Green Pyrex Spring Blossom Mixing Bowl close up Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Testing Vintage Glassware (Pyrex, Libbey, Anchor Hocking) With A LeadCheck Swab (Video)

Spring Blossom Green Posts Anchor Hocking Cornflower Casserole Post Chip In Link My affiliate link* for LeadCheck swabs: https://amzn.to/2HJLB4N If you purchase something on Amazon after clicking one of my affiliate links I receive a small percentage of what you spend at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my advocacy work in this […]

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#Leaded: Royal Albert South Pacific Bone China

Royal Albert South Pacific Bone China, Made in England. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 53,300 +/- 1,800 ppm lead & cadmium (Cd) at 36 +/- 13 ppm.  For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm or higher. Vintage dishware […]

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