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#AskTamara: Which dishes are Lead-Free?

#AskTamara Question (s): Which dishes are Lead-Free? How can I tell if my dishes are Lead-Free? How do I find Lead-Free dishes? Answer: I constantly get this question, and there isn’t one answer that makes everyone happy, but I will share my guidelines here and a few links and places for you to start your inquiry. […]

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2018 Vita Clay Chef Cooker Lead Safe Mama 2

Yet another “Lead-free” product positive for Lead. VitaClay Chef Slow Cooker: 70,400 ppm Lead. Please click and read for more info.

Here we have another product that is clearly marketed and sold – and explicitly labeled – as “Lead-free” — yet which, when tested with an XRF instrument, has three separate components that each tested positive for Lead in varying amounts (and, in fact, one of the components was positive for a extremely high level of Lead)! […]

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Ryan And Rose Cutie Teether White Silicone Rattle Lead Safe Mama 3

2018 Ryan And Rose Cutie Teether White Rattle Teether: Lead Free

This “Cutie Teether” by “Ryan And Rose” was sent to me new in an unopened package (purchased October 2018). Here’s the link to this exact product on Amazon: LINK* When tested with an XRF instrument it was negative for “the bad stuff” (Cadmium, Lead, Mercury and Arsenic) and had the following specific XRF readings: Hard […]

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2018 Dollar Tree Store Christmas Wine Glass By Greenbrier International: 1,299 ppm Cadmium

2018 Dollar Tree Store Christmas Theme Wine Glass By Breenbrier International, Inc. Made in U.S.A. For exact XRF test results scroll down. To learn more about XRF testing, Click HERE. I was really surprised that this was 100% Lead-free, but not surprised that it tested positive for a high level of Cadmium. Related: What exactly […]

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Ceramcor Xtrema Ceramic Lead Free Leaded Saucepan Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 6

Ceramcor Xtrema “Metals-Free” Saucepan Positive For Lead, Cadmium, Cobalt, Iron, Nickel, Chromium and other metals when tested with an XRF instrument.

In August of 2018 I tested yet another Ceramcor Xtrema “Lead-Free” pan that ended up being positive for lead. This pan was purchased direct from the company, c. November of 2016. These pans are advertised and promoted as being metals-free, and specifically as being lead-free — yet when they are tested with an XRF instrument the coatings […]

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Leaded Mexican Pottery Marked Lead Free Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

#Leaded: Mexican Pottery Marked “Lead Free”

Mexican pottery bowl purchased new c. 2007. Marked “Lead Free.” Tested positive for more than 300,000 ppm lead in the glaze when tested with an XRF instrument. Most of the Mexican pottery that I have tested that has been labeled “Lead Free” has tested positive for at least 1,000 ppm lead. This piece was unique, coming in […]

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I am SO TIRED of companies who label their product “Lead Free” when it is not!

Corkcicle, prominently labeled, “LEAD FREE” on the packaging…however, the center sealing dot on the bottom (on the outside of the bottle — see second photo) tested positive with an XRF at 181,400 ppm lead [+/- 2,100 ppm](!) It’s actually probably much higher than that (close to solid lead solder), but the dot is smaller than […]

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Emile Henry Mixing Bowl, c. 2014: 1,647 ppm Lead

“Emile Henry” brand mixing bowl with yellow exterior glaze and white interior glaze, c. 2014: Highest reading: 1,647 ppm Lead. Purchased New (c. 2014) at Williams Sonoma. Note: Many Emile Henry products are sold and marketed as “Lead-free” XRF TEST RESULTS: 1) white interior glaze: 1,647 ppm lead 2) unglazed (bottom of bowl): 80 ppm […]

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