Archive | “Lead Free”

Dowan Bone China White Ceramic Bowl Lead Safe Mama 1

White Ceramic Bone China Fine Porcelain Dowan Bowl: 35 ppm Lead + 17 ppm Cadmium (safe by all standards).

This product is marketed online and sold as “Lead Free” on Amazon (below is a screenshot from the Amazon listing for this product taken on 3/25/2019 – 7:50 p.m.): When tested with an XRF instrument this white ceramic bowl had the following readings (with a one-minute test in consumer goods mode): Inside food surface of […]

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BW Stevenson Lead Free Album Lead Safe Mama 8

Thrift Store Find For Today: BW Stevenson’s 1972 Record Album “Lead Free”: 8,357 +/- 167 ppm Lead [90 ppm is unsafe]

Really, I don’t need to say much about this one, right? So funny that an album named “Lead Free” even exists – let alone the fact that it is positive for more than 8,000 ppm Lead! LOL (#RandomThingsTamaraFindsHysterical!) My husband bought this for me (for $1), knowing it would likely test positive for a high […]

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Bean Pot Urn Lead Safe Mama 1

Rancho Gordo Tehuacan Clay Bean Pot (Unglazed) from Puebla, Mexico: Lead Free!

This is a rare find. A piece of Mexican pottery that is marked and sold as Lead-free that is ACTUALLY Lead-free. The reason for this is that it is entirely unglazed. I think this is a terrific option if you are looking for a bean pot or cooking vessel of this type and if I […]

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Boroux Borosilicate Glass Water Bottle Lead Free Lead Safe Mama 9a

Boroux “lead-free” water bottle painted logo positive for: 2,235 ppm Lead, 140 ppm Cadmium, 301 ppm Arsenic.

When tested with an XRF instrument, the painted-on logo on the outside of the Boroux bottles (which are advertised as “Lead-free”) was positive for Lead, Cadmium and Arsenic. To confirm the results, I did three sets of readings, each with different sections of the painted logo within the scope of the XRF (which is about […]

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Lead Free Dishes Lead Safe Mama

#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

Another “Lead-free” product positive for Lead. VitaClay Chef Slow Cooker: 70,400 ppm Lead. Click & 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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Dollar Tree Christmas Wine Glass Lead Safe Mama 3

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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