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Ceramic Chanukah Menorah Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Glazed Ceramic Chanukiah / Chanukah Menorah: 10,000 ppm Lead

I bought this Chanukah menorah for my family at my local natural foods store c. 2009. It is made by Rite Lite of Brooklyn, New York. It is “Made in China” for the Jacob Rosenthal Judaica Collection. When tested with an XRF instrument the menorah pictured was positive for approximately 10,000 ppm Lead. To learn more […]

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Menorah My Husband Made Me Lead Safe Mama

The Lead-free “Travel Chanukiah” my husband and sons made for me.

Did you know that most Chanukah menorah’s have high levels of Lead? [Link] The picture here is of the Lead-free Chanukah* “Travel Chanukiah*” (Chanukah menorah) that my husband and sons made for me when we were shooting my film. Since we left to start shooting early in December (of 2011) we were on the road […]

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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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