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Made in USA Hull Potteries Vintage Coffee Cup Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Ceramic Hull Brand (Made In USA) Coffee Cup: 299,800 ppm [30%!] Lead (when tested with an XRF instrument.)

Ceramic “Hull” Made In USA “Oven Proof” Coffee Cup. When tested with an XRF instrument this cup had the following readings (each test done for a minimum of 60 seconds.) Exterior Brown of Cup Lead (Pb): 120,700 +/- 5,000 ppm Barium (Ba): 498 +/- 145 ppm Selenium (Se): 158 +/- 77 ppm Iron (Fe): 17,300 […]

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2007 Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China Baby Cup

Beatrix Potter Wedgwood China Peter Rabbit Baby Cup (c. 2007): 36,000 ppm Lead

This little Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit Wedgwood China baby cup was purchased new c. 2007 and was tested with an XRF in 2012. It belonged to my friend Chelsea. As with most of these Beatrix Potter cups produced by Wedgwood before the new/modern product safety regulations became enforceable, this one was predictably positive for a […]

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Ceramic Decorative Christmas Stocking Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Glazed Ceramic Christmas Stocking Desk Decoration, by TriCoastalDesign.com

Ceramic stocking (desk top decoration) by TriCoastalDesign.com: Lead: 33,200 +/- 1,300 ppm Cadmium: 3,258 +/- 249 ppm* When I test an item like this and find a high lead level on one color, I don’t bother testing each of the additional colors… because “that’s enough!”  I am also pissed off, because this is yet another […]

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#Leaded: Bathroom Floor Tiles c. 1979

13,000 ppm lead – 1979 tile! [Original tile floors in a 1979 house.] The amount of lead that is considered unsafe (and illegal) in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children, is anything 90 ppm lead and higher. Floor tiles – while likely used and interacted with by children every day (especially crawling babies!) – […]

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#Leaded: 2014 Kitchen Counter Tile

Newly installed kitchen counter tile: 368,400 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. Portland, Oregon. Tile is not regulated for total lead content (as detectable with an XRF.) This is kitchen tile, that your food sits on every.single.day.  My solution is to always use cutting boards and never put utensils or food directly on tiled kitchen counters. […]

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#Leaded: Modern (2015) Floor Tiles

New (2015) 12 inch floor tile: 2,429 ppm lead & 1481 ppm arsenic. *** Even in 2017 floor tiles are not regulated*** The amount of lead that is considered unsafe (and illegal) in an item intended for children, is anything 90 ppm lead and higher. Floor tiles – while likely used and interacted with by children every […]

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Starbucks Coffee City Mug Collector Series

2000 Starbucks Coffee “City Mug” Collector Series: 3,157 ppm Lead + Arsenic Too!

Starbucks City Mug from the year 2,000. Made in Thailand. “City Mug” 3,157 ppm lead & 496 ppm Arsenic. To see a detailed summary of my concerns with Starbucks mugs, Click HERE. For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) please consider making a contribution via […]

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Ceramic Pumpkin Mug

Pumpkin Mug, Made In China: 17,400 ppm lead & 381 ppm cadmium! “Double Nice Co., LTD.” Many seasonal mugs are sold as novelty items and not only are novelty items not regulated for toxicity (in many instances the manufacturers actually claim they are not intended for children, even though they are obviously styled to be marketed […]

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Lenox American Home Collection Winter Greetings Dish

Lenox dish. 61,513 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. 9,214 ppm arsenic! The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in an item intended for use by children is anything 90 parts per million (ppm) or more.  Dishware is not regulated and dishware manufacturers claim that their product is not made for use by children, […]

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