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Mountain Rose Herbs Brown Glass Bottle Lead Safe Mama 2

Mountain Rose Herbs Brown Glass 4 oz Bottle: 112 +/- 17 ppm Lead (considered safe by all standards.)

When tested with an XRF instrument the brown glass of this Mountain Rose Herbs bottle had the following readings (these readings are typical for brown glass & you can see more examples HERE.) If a metal is not noted in the result set below it was not detectable by the XRF in the particular test […]

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Ball Brand Baby Food Jar with Plastic Lid

Small Ball Jar with plastic lid #LeadFree Tested “non-detect” for lead using an XRF instrument Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2vRng7q All components tested. – Please consider supporting my independent consumer goods advocacy work at: Http://www.GoFundMe.com/LeadSafeMama

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Newer Blue Ball Jar

Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 61 ppm lead (+/- 16 ppm). Considered safe by all standards. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you canned in it in your home.  If you offered me something to drink in this […]

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Older/Antique/Vintage “Ball” brand canning jar

Re-posting from 2014. Older/Antique/Vintage “Ball” brand canning jar. Blue Glass: safe (tested negative/ non-detect for lead). Lid: 861 ppm lead & 1,537 cadmium . Tested with an XRF. from http://naturalbabymama.wordpress.com/ Please consider contributing in support of my childhood lead poisoning prevention advocacy work here or here. Thank you!

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Mason Jars … Kerr Brand: 23 ppm Lead (+ Cadmium too). WAIT! Don’t Panic! Read post instead! TIA.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this Kerr Mason Jar (pictured here, year unknown) was positive for Lead at 23 parts per million. WAIT!  DON’T PANIC! Almost all of the newer Ball Jars that I have tested have tested NEGATIVE for Lead and negative for Cadmium. These levels (of Lead and Cadmium) found here in […]

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#XRFTesting: Mason Jars!

Ball Mason Jar (year unknown): 43 ppm lead. WAIT!  DON’T PANIC! Almost all of the newer Ball Jars that I have tested have tested NEGATIVE for lead or cadmium. These levels found here in this jar that I tested (picture below) are trace/ very low/ negligible and are not likely to be leaching at all. Newer clear glass […]

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