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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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Christmas Tin Undated No Mark or Maker Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadFree: Decorative Christmas Tin (No Mark or Maker)

The Christmas tin picture here was negative for lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Note: The XRF instrument tests down to single-digit ppm accuracy. Items intended for use by children are considered toxic and unsafe for children at 90 ppm lead or higher in the paint or coating or 100 ppm paint or coating […]

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Zak Designs Made In China Elsa Ceramic Coffee Mug 1

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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Ceramic Decorative Christmas Stocking Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Glazed Ceramic Christmas Stocking Desk Decoration, by TriCoastalDesign.com

Ceramic stocking (desk top decoration) by TriCoastalDesign.com: Lead: 33,200 +/- 1,300 ppm Cadmium: 3,258 +/- 249 ppm* When I test an item like this and find a high lead level on one color, I don’t bother testing each of the additional colors… because “that’s enough!”  I am also pissed off, because this is yet another […]

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

#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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Lucerne Foods Ceramic Christmas Cookie Jar Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Lucerne Foods Holiday Christmas Food Storage Canister

This Lucerne Foods cookie jar/food storage container was positive for lead at the following levels when tested with an XRF instrument: Outside Glaze: 5,441 +/- 189 ppm lead (Pb) & 150 +/- 16 ppm cadmium (Cd). ~ Inside Glaze: 159 +/- 33 ppm lead (Pb). This piece was non-detect (ND/Negative) for mercury (Hg) and arsenic […]

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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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Homer Laughlin China Fiestaware Christmas Tree Mug, Made In USA 2

#LeadSafe: Homer Laughlin China Fiestaware Christmas Tree Mug, Made In USA

When tested with an XRF instrument the Christmas tree on this Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Made In The U.S.A. mug was non-detect (ND) for lead (Pb). It did test positive for cadmium (Cd) at 61 +/- 9 ppm. The bottom of mug was also positive for low levels of lead and cadmium: Pb: 23 +/- 12 ppm […]

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