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Yellow Painted Hand Juicer / Citrus Press: 658 ppm Lead (No mark or maker).

When tested with an XRF instrument this yellow hand juicer  / citrus juicer / lemon squeezer  had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 658 +/- 45 ppm Barium (Ba): 7,731 +/- 336 ppm Tin (Sn): 213 +/- 25 ppm Gold (Au): 259 +/- 101 ppm Zinc (Zn): 4,401 +/- 212 ppm Copper (Cu): 2,544 +/- 161 […]

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Patron Tequila Mahli Citrus Juicer Lead Safe Mama 1

Bare Metal Patron Tequila Hand Juicer / Citrus Press: 853 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this Patron Tequila hand juicer  / citrus juicer / lemon squeezer (or I guess it would be a lime squeezer? because… tequila!?) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 853 +/- 46 ppm Chromium (Cr): 454 +/- 117 ppm Tin (Sn): 213 +/- 21 ppm Zinc (Zn): 8,896 +/- 299 […]

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Newer (c. 2014) Orange Painted Michael Graves Hand Citrus Juicer: 429 ppm Lead

Newish! (tested in July of 2014) orange painted “Michael Graves” metal hand juicer. Positive for Lead at 429 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. Most of the juicers like this that I have tested have been positive for high levels of lead. Click HERE to see a few more examples. For context: the amount […]

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NEW-ish (2017) Green Painted Handheld Citrus Juicer: 1,744 ppm Lead

New! Green painted metal hand citrus juicer (purchased c. early-2017, tested in June of 2017). When tested with an XRF instrument this citrus juicer had the following readings: Lead (Pb) at 1,744 +/- 163 ppm Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Most of the juicers like this that […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Stand Hand Juicer

Vintage countertop stand hand juicer. No mark or maker noted. The corroding deteriorating gray metal part that touches the orange while it is being juiced was positive for lead at 2,254 ppm.  The white enamel part was positive for lead at 168 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or […]

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White Painted Pampered Chef Hand Juicer / Citrus Press (c. 2007): 552 ppm Lead

Pampered Chef hand juicer  / citrus juicer (c. 2007) with chipping peeling paint: positive for lead at 552 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. This piece was negative for Arsenic. Most juicers like this that I have tested have been positive for high levels of Lead. Click HERE to see a few more examples. […]

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#Leaded: Orange Coated Metal Hand Juicer

This “newish” hand juicer (tested in 2014) which has chipping peeling paint (including around the holes where the juice comes out!) tested positive for lead at 2,104 ppm. [Two thousand one hundred and four parts per million!!!!] Most of the juicers like this that I have tested have been positive for high levels of lead. […]

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#Leaded: Made in Mexico Hand Juicer

This “Made in Mexico” hand juicer tested positive for lead at 415 ppm. Consolation prize: it was negative (ND) for arsenic! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Dishware is not […]

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