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Vintage Toy Glass Marbles Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: Vintage/Antique Glass Marbles, Yellow and White Swirl

Yellow and White Swirled Glass Vintage Marble: 2,364 ppm Lead! The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 100 ppm lead or higher. Tested in 2014 with an XRF instrument. Year of manufacture and brand: unknown. Once I learned that even […]

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Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Tom And Jerry Mug 2

Tom And Jerry Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Mug: 37,100 ppm Lead + Cadmium

To see more Christmas items I have tested, Click HERE. These little “Tom and Jerry” Christmas mug was tested with an XRF instrument and the results were as follows: White Milk Glass (unpainted): Lead (Pb): 176 +/- 19 ppm Bromine (Br): 9 +/- 3 ppm Green Paint: Lead (Pb): 37,100 +/- 1,000 ppm Cadmium (Cd): […]

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Light Faux Leaded Vintage Pearls Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Vintage Faux Pearls, Off-White Heavy Plastic: 4,687 ppm Lead + 140 ppm Arsenic. [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids!]

Click here to see some of the other “pearls” I have tested. This is the fourth set of faux pearls I have posted here on my site. Since there is also no mark or maker on these pearls (as with most vintage faux pearls) I will do my best to describe some of the qualities […]

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2014 Weck Canning Jar

Newer (2014) Weck canning jar – 142 ppm lead. The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Kitchenware and glassware are not considered “items intended for children” and are therefore not regulated in the same way. When I originally posted this (2014), […]

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Recycled Clear Glass Starbucks Coffee Tumbler

Starbucks Coffee Recycled Glass Tumbler: 1,732 ppm Lead [For context: 100 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in toys.]

The Starbucks Coffee Brand slightly green tinted tumbler / glass pictured here had the following readings when tested with an XRF instrument: Lead (Pb): 1,732 +/- 96 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect (ND) Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect (ND) Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect (ND) The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Blue Crystal Earrings

Earring: 108,300 ppm lead (leaded crystal). Jewelry intended for adults is not regulated for total lead content. Items intended for children are regulated by law to be 90 ppm lead or lower. …Not 9,000 ppm lead, and definitely not 90,000 ppm lead +++ Click here for #SaferChoices: Solid silver jewelry marked “925”  – with natural […]

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