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Fiestaware Toxicity Article

An Interesting Article About Fiestaware Toxicity

From the article linked below (Source ORAU.org): “The accompanying photo shows two pieces of Fiestaware produced by the Homer Laughlin Company of West Virginia: a Fiesta red saucer and an ivory bowl. In each case, uranium was used to provide the color of the glaze. Although the radioactivity of both is easily detectable, that of […]

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Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960

This little yellow plate was purchased at an antique store in Oregon in 2018. While there is not a maker’s mark on the back of the dish, the store owner had researched the plate and came up with this description: Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 When tested with an […]

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#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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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Orange Fiestaware Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Orange Bowl: no lead, no mercury, no arsenic, 227 ppm cadmium • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Blue Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Dark Blue Bowl: non-detect (negative) for lead, non-detect (negative) for mercury, non-detect (negative) for cadmium, This dish tested positive for arsenic at 50 ppm. • • • Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Purple Bowl

Newer Fiestaware Purple Bowl: no lead, no mercury, 67 ppm cadmium • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#AskTamara: Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead?

#AskTamara Questions:  Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead? Answers: Definitely yes & sometimes yes! Below is a vintage teal colored Fiestaware custard cup. When tested with an XRF instrument it was positive for lead (Pb) at 73,500 ppm (seventy three thousand five hundred parts per million.) The only relevant modern standard that […]

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#LeadFreeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Mug and Saucer

Newer Fiestaware Coffee Cup & Saucers: NO LEAD. However positive for approximately 130 ppm Cadmium. Cadmium is most often found in ceramics that are painted with reds, yellows or oranges, or other colors that may have those colors as part of the formula. • • • Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested […]

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#LeadSafeDishes: White Fiestaware Tea Cup

Newer white Fiestaware tea cup: 40 ppm (margin of error: +/- 14 ppm lead.) Well under 90 ppm threshold of concern. Newish as of October 2014 Almost lead-free / but not quite! The company probably did leach testing and it did not leach any lead. I would feel safe drinking out of this cup if […]

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