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Pastel Bouquet Corningware Casserole Dish Lead Safe Mama 2

Corningware (c. 1985-1990) Pastel Bouquet Pattern Oven Casserole: 20,400 ppm Lead + 205 ppm Cadmium

As expected, the exterior decorative painted flowers on this vintage Pastel Bouquet pattern Corningware casserole was positive for high levels of Lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Here’s a link to a post on a blog that helps to date many of the Corningware patterns. To learn more about XRF testing, click here. To […]

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Signature Housewares Food Storage Dish Lead Safe Mama 1

Signature Housewares Incorporated Ceramic Food Storage Container: 2,107 ppm Lead.

Signature Housewares Incorporated Ceramic Food Storage Container. When tested with an XRF instrument this product had the following readings: Plain White of Inside: Lead (Pb): 127 +/- 18 ppm Zinc (Zn): 16,800 +/- 400 ppm Iron (Fe): 1,142 +/- 156 ppm Bismuth (Bi): 126 +/- 20 ppm Vanadium (V): 202 +/- 37 ppm Titanium (Ti): […]

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Plastic Jar for “365” Whole Foods Brand Almond Butter: 195 ppm Antimony

This post is a companion post to several other pieces published earlier. For background and context, please read the two other posts. The overall focus of these posts is that I advise avoiding purchasing nut-butters packaged in plastic jars. To see all of the related posts, click here. Below are the XRF test results for the […]

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Corning Tulip Pattern Casserole Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage (1995-1997) Corningware Rosemarie Tulip Pattern Oven Casserole: 8,164 ppm Lead + 165 ppm Cadmium

As expected, the exterior decorative pink painted tulip pattern on this vintage Rose Marie Tulip Pattern Corning casserole was positive for high levels of lead when tested with an XRF instrument. To learn more about XRF testing, click here. Here’s the XRF test results for the exterior design on this exact piece: Lead (Pb): 8,164 […]

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Vintage WWII Era Biscuit Tins Lead Safe Mama

XRF Test Results For Vintage WWII Era Coffee, Tea & Biscuit Tins.

When testing the World War II era food storage tins (using XRF technology) I found that they were painted with high lead paint. Please take a close look at the photo (below) and see how much of the paint has worn off of these canisters over the years. To learn more about XRF testing, click […]

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Antimony Found in Wild Harvest Organic Peanut Butter Jars Lead Safe Mama 1

Antimony (Sb) Found in Wild Harvest Organic Peanut Butter Spread Plastic Jar

This post is a companion post to two other pieces published earlier. For background and context, please read the two other posts. Thank you. To see all of the related posts, click here. XRF Test Result (test duration, 180.6 seconds/3 minutes): Antimony (Sb): 35 +/- 18 ppm As always, please let me know if you […]

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Kirkland Peanut Butter Antimony Jar Lead Safe Mama 3

Antimony (Sb) Found in Kirkland (Costco) Organic Peanut Butter Plastic Jars

After publishing THIS POST (which has since unexpectedly gone viral!) simply recommending that folks not purchase peanut butter in plastic jars & instead purchase peanut butter in glass whenever possible, a lot of people responded with links and information either supporting or attempting to dismiss or refute my concerns. One of my readers posted several […]

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Vintage Red Pyrex Milk Glass Fridge Container with Lid Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Red Vintage Pyrex Food Storage Container with Lid; 310,000 ppm Lead

This vintage Pyrex food storage container (which I bought on eBay for my book and my #MuseumOfLead collection) was positive for lead at some of the highest levels I have ever found. It’s super interesting to note how the red is fairly solid with few blemishes and little wear, much like it would have been […]

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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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#LeadFree: 1 Cup Round Oxo Food Storage

One-cup clear glass OXO brand food storage container with plastic lid (with inner silicone green rim/ band). Tested with an XRF instrument. Non-Detect (negative) for: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), and cadmium (Cd.)  All components tested.  This is a terrific #SaferChoice for your home. To see this exact product on Amazon*, click here! Thanks […]

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