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

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

“Corning USA” Vintage Christmas Holly Berry Mug. When tested with an XRF instrument this cup was positive for high levels of both Lead and Cadmium. 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 […]

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2014 Zak Designs Frozen Anna & Elsa Mug: 8,834 ppm Lead (90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe for children.)

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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Vintage Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Mug Christmas Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Christmas Mug: as high as 1007 ppm Lead + Cadmium

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). Here’s a link to this exact piece on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Qnone7 To see more Royal Norfolk pieces I have tested, Click HERE. To see more […]

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Vintage Ceramic Leaded Snowman Teapot Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Functional Ceramic Christmas Snowman Teapot: 30,200 ppm Lead

To see more Christmas items I have tested, Click HERE. This little Christmas snowman teapot tested positive for Lead (Pb) at 30,200 +/- 900 ppm. Year of manufacture not known. Tested in 2018. Tested with an XRF instrument. Full XRF Reading (Toxicants): Lead (Pb): 30,200 +/- 900 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND/negative) Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND/negative) Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect […]

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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

Vintage Made In Japan Ceramic Santa Claus Christmas Mug: as high as 5,077 ppm Lead.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this vintage “Made in Japan” Santa mug was positive for Lead at the following levels: Outside Mug Lead (Pb) Level: 4,497 +/- 180 ppm Inside Mug Lead (Pb) Level: 5,077 +/- 177 ppm Non-Detect (ND/ Negative) for: Cadmium (Cd) Arsenic (As)  Mercury (Hg) By modern standards, the amount of […]

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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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Tom And Jerry Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Mug: 37,100 ppm Lead + Cadmium

To see more Christmas items I have tested, Click HERE. These little “Tom and Jerry” Christmas mug was tested with an XRF instrument and the results were as follows: White Milk Glass (unpainted): Lead (Pb): 176 +/- 19 ppm Bromine (Br): 9 +/- 3 ppm Green Paint: Lead (Pb): 37,100 +/- 1,000 ppm Cadmium (Cd): […]

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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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Royal Albert South Pacific Bone China: 53,300 ppm Lead + Cadmium

Royal Albert South Pacific Bone China, Made in England. When tested with an XRF instrument this dish was 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 […]

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