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Pink Crystals In Minnie Mouse Bracelet Purchased in 2010 at Disneyland: 252,200 ppm Lead (That’s 25% Lead!)

The amount of Lead that is considered unsafe by modern standards (and illegal) in items manufactured and sold expressly for use by children is 90 ppm Lead or higher in the surface paint or coating, and 100 ppm Lead (or higher) in the substrate (as detectable with an XRF instrument.) A lot of costume jewelry might […]

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2013 Riedel Crystal Goblet

2013 Riedel Crystal Goblet:  300,000 ppm lead. Lead can begin leaching into the contents of a leaded crystal goblet immediately. The more acidic the contents of the glass the more quickly lead will leach into the beverage and the longer the beverage spends in the goblet the more lead will leach. [Wine, juice & champagne […]

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Leaded Crystal Candle Sticks

Candlestick I found at a yardsale, proudly displaying a “24% Lead Crystal” sticker! This means they are 240,000 ppm lead. There is no safe level of lead exposure to children.  Items manufactured today that are intended for use by children must be no higher than 90 ppm lead. Items intended for use by adults (especially […]

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Green Tinted Crystal Rainbow Maker

Green tinted crystal rainbow maker:  422,000 ppm Lead. These can create lead dust and will very often test positive with a LeadCheck swab. Here’s a link to some lead-free options on Amazon!* Oval one from Swarovski for $17.95 Round one from Swarovski for $24.95 A smaller round one from Swarovski for $14.85 For more #SaferChoices for […]

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Leaded Crystal: “Rainbow Maker”

Hanging crystal rainbow maker. 403,000 ppm lead. Yes, that is more than 40% lead! These can create lead dust and will very often test positive with a LeadCheck swab. Here’s a link to some lead-free options on Amazon!* Oval one from Swarovski for $17.95 Round one from Swarovski for $24.95 A smaller round one from Swarovski […]

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#GuerrillaXRFTesting at Target: Riedel Vivant “Crystal”

Please check out this little video below that Carissa (from Creative Green Living) and I made, testing Riedel Vivant lead-free “crystal” wine goblets hot of the display shelf at Target! Click here to see these goblets on Amazon. Learn more about concerns for leaded crystal here. If you appreciate what I do & would like to support my advocacy […]

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#LeadedHome: Ring Stand

387,200 parts per million lead (leaded crystal ring stand.) #XRFTesting Choosing products made of leaded crystal supports the work of companies that do lead mining and lead refining.  These companies poison the planet and often poison their workers in the process.  Please consider alternatives to leaded crystal.  Solid sterling silver is an option, stainless steel, […]

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