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#AskTamara: Are there any modern clear glass dishes that are also lead-free?

#AskTamara Question: Tamara are there any modern clear glass dishes that are also lead-free? A: Yes!  While vintage glassware is often positive for lead, and even some new clear glass products can test positive for trace* amounts of lead, there are several brands of clear glass dishware that I have tested that have been consistently […]

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#LeadSafe: Prelude Porcelain White Ceramic Plate

Prelude Porcelain White Ceramic Plate:  Lead Safe (34 ppm lead.) For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here! Learn more about XRF Testing here. Please consider contributing in support of my consumer goods testing & childhood lead poisoning prevention advocacy work here or here. Thank you!   

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White Dinner Plate, Optima from Mikasa: 45,300 ppm Lead

Please click on the link to read all of the information I have about this particular dish.  White Ceramic Larger Plate: 45,300 ppm lead. Optima Super Strong Fine China Christopher Stuart Cafe White “Freezer to oven and microwave safe dishwasher proof” Made in Indonesia “everyday dishes” vintage: 1996 -1999 (ish) Purchased at Mikasa To learn more […]

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#LeadedChina: Optima White Bowl from Mikasa

White Ceramic Bowl: 46,200 ppm lead. Optima Super Strong Fine China Christopher Stuart Cafe White “Freezer to oven and microwave safe dishwasher proof” Made in Indonesia “everyday dishes” vintage: 1996 (ish) Tested with an XRF — #XRFTesting For some lead-free dishware options (and to learn more) check out my blog: https://tamararubin.com/blog/ (use the search bar!)

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#LeadedChina: Optima White Ceramic Plate

White Ceramic Plate: 56,000 ppm lead. Optima Super Strong Fine China Christopher Stuart Cafe White “Freezer to oven and microwave safe dishwasher proof” Made in Indonesia “everyday dishes” vintage: 1996 (ish) Purchased at Mikasa —- Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. […]

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Newer Tangerine Orange Fiestaware Bowl: 227 ppm Cadmium (but Lead-free)

When tested with an XRF instrument the newer Fiestaware tangerine orange bowl pictured here had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): 227 ppm • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. For safer choices in dishware options, click […]

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Vintage Pyrex Teacup & Saucer with Pink Stripe & Gold Edge: 79,800 ppm Lead + Cadmium Too

Made in USA: Pyrex; cup & saucer: 79,800 ppm Lead (Pb) & 1,962 ppm Cadmium (Cd). Most ceramics or glass items that are tinted pink or red have some level of cadmium in them. This is especially true for the vintage or antique items. To learn more about the concern for Cadmium (Cd) toxicity Click […]

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Vintage Franciscan Earthenware Plate: 100,400 ppm Lead

Franciscan Potteries Earthenware Tray/ Plate: 100,400 ppm lead! Vintage Dishes #XRFTesting #LeadedDishware Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Dishes (especially vintage dishes!) are not regulated for total lead content (via XRF reading.) Click here to see some lead-free dishware options! Thank you for reading and for […]

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Leaded Mugs: Darker Blue Corelle

Corelle Stoneware Mugs These are the mugs that come with the lead-free glass plates they sell… Medium Blue Mugs Purchased 5 or 6 years ago 1,585 ppm lead 231 ppm arsenic “Made in Thailand” #XRFTesting This is one of several posts where I will share very little information and really focus on the photos and […]

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Leaded Mugs: Corelle

Corelle Stoneware Mugs These are the mugs that come with the lead-free glass plates they sell… Light Blue Mugs Purchased 4 or 5 years ago 825 ppm lead 571 ppm arsenic “Made in Thailand” #XRFTesting This is one of several posts where I will share very little information and really focus on the photos and […]

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