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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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Vintage Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China – c. 1941, Made in USA: 122,200 ppm Lead!

When this Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China (Made in the USA, c. 1941 and later) was tested with an XRF instrument it came in at 122,200 +/- 5,000 ppm lead. It is negative for Cd (cadmium), As (arsenic) and Hg (mercury), however that is one heck of a lot of lead to be found in […]

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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  My solution is to always use cutting boards and never put utensils or food directly on tiled kitchen counters. […]

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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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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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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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Vintage Bauer Los Angeles Blue Mixing Bowl: 474,100 ppm Lead

Blue  vintage mixing bowl by  “Bauer, Los Angeles”. When tested with an XRF instrument the bowl pictured had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 454,100 parts per million (ppm) on the outside Lead (Pb): 474,100 ppm on the inside (the FOOD SURFACE of the bowl!) Important to note, the bowl also tested negative with Lead Check […]

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Vintage Ceramic Hull Brand Mixing Bowl: 31,500 ppm Lead (when tested with an XRF instrument.)

Ceramic “Hull” mixing bowl: 31,400 ppm lead. For LEAD FREE mixing bowl choices, click HERE. For more safer choices in kitchenware options, click here. Note:  I am not saying this particular bowl will poison the people using it.  I am saying that there is no reason for one of the most potent neurotoxins known to […]

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Pier One Yellow Glazed Ceramic Plate, Made in Portugal: 6,495 ppm Lead

Yellow Pier One plate/ bowl When tested with an XRF instrument this dish was positive for Lead at 6,495 ppm. This is actually fairly common both for Pier 1 pieces as well as for ceramic pieces that are made in Portugal. As a result I always stay away from Pier One for dishware personally. To see […]

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Small Blue Ceramic Le Creuset Custard Pot: 36,900 ppm Lead

Blue (outside glaze): 36,900 ppm Lead. Cream (inside glaze): 128 ppm Lead. Note: this is a REAL Le Creuset miniature pot, a ceramic version made to look like their cast iron ones. It is made to be used in the oven as a custard pot (to bake a single-serving custard in) or for similar purposes. It […]

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