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Lead and Cadmium Crystal Bracelet from 2010 Bridesmaids Gift Lead Safe Mama 1

Crystal bracelet (c. 2014), costume jewelry: 70,700 ppm Lead (90 is unsafe) + 149,600 ppm Cadmium (75 ppm is unsafe.)

This bracelet was one of a matching set that a bride purchased and gave to each of her bridesmaids for her wedding in 2014. There is no brand or maker’s mark on it that I can find. When I tested this I was floored by the fact that it was so recently made and yet […]

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2008 Pink Crystal Disney Minnie Mouse Bracelet Lead Safe Mama 2

Pink Crystals In Minnie Mouse Bracelet Purchased in 2010 at Disneyland: 252,200 ppm Lead (That’s 25% Lead!)

The amount of Lead that is considered unsafe by modern standards (and illegal) in items manufactured and sold expressly for use by children is 90 ppm Lead or higher in the surface paint or coating, and 100 ppm Lead (or higher) in the substrate (as detectable with an XRF instrument.) A lot of costume jewelry might […]

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Leaded Crystal Candle Sticks

Candlestick I found at a yardsale, proudly displaying a “24% Lead Crystal” sticker! This means they are 240,000 ppm lead. There is no safe level of lead exposure to children.  Items manufactured today that are intended for use by children must be no higher than 90 ppm lead. Items intended for use by adults (especially […]

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Green Tinted Crystal Rainbow Maker

Green tinted crystal rainbow maker:  422,000 ppm Lead. These can create lead dust and will very often test positive with a LeadCheck swab. Here’s a link to some lead-free options on Amazon!* Oval one from Swarovski for $17.95 Round one from Swarovski for $24.95 A smaller round one from Swarovski for $14.85 For more #SaferChoices for […]

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Lead-Free Hanging Crystal

This looks a lot like the one posted earlier that has lead.  It’s difficult for most consumers to tell the difference. If you are looking for lead-free products for your home only buy from trusted retailers and companies.  For something like this, given children play with these often, I always recommend lead-free over leaded!  It’s […]

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Leaded Crystal: “Rainbow Maker”

Hanging crystal rainbow maker. 403,000 ppm lead. Yes, that is more than 40% lead! These can create lead dust and will very often test positive with a LeadCheck swab. Here’s a link to some lead-free options on Amazon!* Oval one from Swarovski for $17.95 Round one from Swarovski for $24.95 A smaller round one from Swarovski […]

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