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Jervis n George reusable glass baby food container lead safe mama tamara rubin 4

#AskTamara: Is there lead paint on the outside of my “Jervis & George” reusable glass baby food container?

#AskTamara Question: Is there lead paint on the outside of my Jervis & George reusable glass baby food container? Answer: Yes, there may be. I have tested four product samples from this brand (with testing done using an XRF instrument) and all four jars had paint that was positive for high levels of lead. To […]

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New 2018 Visions Visionwar Corning Corelle Lid Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 2

#Lead: Newly Purchased (2018) Corelle / Corning Visionware Amber Lid – XRF Test Results

Following up on my earlier post, here is another example of XRF test results for a Corning Visions piece. [Year of manufacture: 2018.] This piece is a small saucepan or pot lid, with decorative radiating ridges around the center of the lid under the top-knob.  There are NO brand or model markings on this piece, […]

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Holly Berry Christmas Vintage Corning Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

28,200 ppm lead! Vintage Christmas “Made in USA” Corning Glass Mug, Holly Berry Pattern

“Corning USA” Vintage Christmas Holly Berry Mug. The following set of readings was with the scope of the XRF instrument  centered on the red berries of the pattern: Lead (Pb): 16,000 +/- 400 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 459 +/- 25 ppm Barium (Ba): 904 +/- 76 ppm Antimony (Sb): 514 +/- 34 ppm Selinium (Se): 70 +/- 30 […]

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Corning Visions France Saucepan Amber Glass Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 5

Corning Visionware: Another Example – XRF Test Results For A Small Saucepan (Made in France)

Following up on my earlier post, here is another example of XRF test results for a Corning Visions piece. [Year of manufacture unknown.] This piece is a small saucepan and differs from the piece I posted earlier in that it is “Made in France.” It also has the 3-D diamond/pyramid shaped pattern on the bottom […]

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Corning USA Visionware Pot Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 3

#AskTamara: Do you recommend Corning Visionware?

#AskTamara Question: Do you recommend Corning Visionware? Answer: No. Ok, while I could leave it at that I will elaborate. First I have to address the fact that several people have confused me with other bloggers who DO recommend Corning Visionware, and I specifically have not ever recommended this product personally — because I have […]

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Beaded Wolf Necklace Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#Leaded: 1990s Glass Seed Bead Wolf Necklace

1990s Glass Seed Bead Wolf Necklace. Seed beads like this commonly test positive for lead and cadmium and sometimes even mercury and arsenic. I personally avoid pieces like this in my home, but I must admit they are very beautiful! While it is very difficult to separate out the different beads on a piece like […]

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Maple Landmark Mancala Stones Made In Vermont Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#AskTamara: Do Glass Dragon Tears Have Lead? (Aka: Squashed Marbles, Glass Drops or Mancala Stones?)

#AskTamara Question: Do dragon tears have lead? Answer: Some do and some do not. Given the nature of the way most colored glass is commonly produced, many dragon tears do have at least some lead, and some have quite high amounts of lead — at levels considered dangerous for children by current/modern regulatory standards. [Even […]

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Crate And Barrel Miguel Highball Made In Mexico Glass Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel “Miguel Highball” Made In Mexico Drinking Glass

This Crate & Barrel “Miguel Highball” drinking glass (Made In Mexico) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. See more Crate & Barrel items I have tested here. As always, please let me know if you have any questions! Tamara Rubin #LeadSafeMama

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