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Lead-Free Measuring Cup Choices

My friends, followers and readers have been asking me for this one for a while, so here’s a dedicated post with a few choices for measuring cups that are similar to those in my home or are similar to ones I recommend based on testing I have done for others. Important Note: Many of the […]

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Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup: Positive for 326 ppm Cadmium in the Red Exterior Writing

When tested with an XRF instrument this glass Pyrex measuring cup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/ND [Negative] Cadmium (Cd): 326 ppm [in the red writing on the outside of the glass.] Sorry – I don’t have any more information about the model number or year of manufacture on this one! Cadmium is a […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Pyrex Cinderella Mixing Bowl in Black & White “Gooseberry” Pattern, c. 1957-1966

Small vintage “Gooseberry” pattern Pyrex Cinderella style mixing bowl- white glass with black paint. Black painted pattern: 35,500 parts per million (ppm) lead. White glass: 183 ppm lead.  To learn more about XRF Testing & the potential implications of lead in cookware click HERE and HERE.  Read more about lead-in-Pyrex here.

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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 Pyrex Food Storage: Even with very worn paint this is still positive for Lead (Pb) at 23,000 ppm.

Reddish orange vintage Pyrex refrigerator dish with most of paint worn off. When tested with an XRF instrument this piece had the following reading for Lead: Lead (Pb): 23,000 ppm. This is a great example of how the colors on these pieces wear. The question is… where does that Leaded color go?  Also important note: […]

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“Orange Fiesta” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Casserole with Lid, 1971: 55,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Orange Fiesta” pattern casserole with fruit images on lid. 1971. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage cookware piece had the following readings: Solid orange of base: 55,000 ppm Lead It also tested positive for: 3,783 ppm Cadmium, 83 ppm Barium, 79 ppm Chromium, 47 ppm Bromine, & for fun – 2,068 […]

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Pyrex® Glass Measuring Cup (c. 1994): Positive for 6,253 ppm Lead in the red outside markings.

20+ year old Pyrex® measuring cup. Purchased new c. 1994 When tested with an XRF instrument the red markings on the outside of this cup were positive for Lead at the following level: Lead (Pb): 6,253 ppm For reference, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by […]

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Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup (c. 2004): Positive for 31,300 ppm Lead in the Red Exterior Writing.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup. Purchased new circa 2004. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior red writing on this measuring cup was positive for Lead (Pb) at the following level: 31,300 ppm For context: the amount of Lead (Pb) that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm […]

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M-I-C-K-E-Y… Mickey Mouse Anchor Hocking Disney Mug: 75,300 ppm Lead + 15,400 ppm Arsenic (90 ppm Pb is unsafe 4 kids!)

Anchor Brand Made in USA Vintage (1980?) Mickey Mouse Club milk glass mug As high as 75,300 ppm lead and 15,400 arsenic in the painted design The milk glass is “non-detect” for lead and tested positive for arsenic at 8 ppm #XRFTesting This is one of several posts where I will share very little information […]

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Green (Recycled?) Glass Mug: 431 ppm Lead. [For context: 100 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in toys.]

When tested with an XRF instrument this clear glass mug (with green tint, probably recycled glass) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 431 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect (ND) Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect (ND) Glassware with a tint often has at least some level of Lead. Recycled glassware also often has at least some level of Lead.  If […]

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