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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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Natural Life Unicorn Mug Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

XRF Test Results for Newly Purchased ‘Natural Life” Unicorn Mug

Well. I apologize in advance. I know I am going to break at least one heart with this post! [Just because something is in the shape of  a unicorn does NOT mean that it is free of toxic chemicals, lol!] I tested several components of this mug, and stopped once I found high levels of […]

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Moscow Mule Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

#AskTamara: Does my Moscow Mule mug have unsafe levels of lead? (Video)

#AskTamara Question: Does my Moscow Mule mug have unsafe levels of lead? Answer: If it has a yellow brass handle it very well may, and if the handle is soldered on it may have lead at the solder points too. Please watch the video to learn more! As always, thank you for reading, for watching and […]

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Holly Berry Christmas Vintage Corning Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage Christmas “Made in USA” Corning Glass Mug, Holly Berry Pattern: 28,200 ppm lead!

“Corning USA” Vintage Christmas Holly Berry Mug. When tested with an XRF instrument this cup was positive for high levels of both Lead and Cadmium. The following set of readings was with the scope of the XRF instrument  centered on the red berries of the pattern: Lead (Pb): 16,000 +/- 400 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 459 +/- 25 […]

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Rae Dunn Coffee Mugs Purchased at Marshalls 2018 Tamara Rubin LeadSafeMama

Newly Purchased August 2018 Rae Dunn Ceramic Coffee Mugs from Marshall’s

These ceramic Rae Dunn brand coffee mugs (Made in China) were purchased at a Marshall’s in Portland, Oregon for about $5 each in August 2018. Each has a slightly different finish, so one would expect them to each test slightly different in terms of an levels of lead found when texted with an XRF instrument. […]

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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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Zak Designs Made In China Elsa Ceramic Coffee Mug 1

2014 Zak Designs Frozen Anna & Elsa Mug: 8,834 ppm Lead (90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe for children.)

When tested with an XRF instrument this 2014 “zak! designs” Anna & Elsa Mug from Disney’s animated film Frozen tested positive for Lead (Pb) at 8,834 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic (and illegal) in a modern item made and intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm lead or […]

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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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Moscow Mule Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 2017 Moscow Mule Copper Mug With Leaded Brass Handle

Moscow Mule Mug: As high as 43,400 +/- 1,600 ppm lead in the brass handle. Solid lead attachment solder points for the handle too! Tested positive for lead with an XRF instrument and a LeadCheck swab! Here’s an affiliate link to purchase LeadCheck swabs to test your own Moscow mule mug at home:  https://amzn.to/2L1QBs5 – but […]

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2006 1 Green Pear Starbucks Coffee Mug

#Leaded: 2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design

2006 Starbucks Coffee Brand Ceramic Mug with Pear and Flower Design: Positive for lead (Pb) with levels as high as 304 ppm lead (+/- 37 ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument. This mug was negative for cadmium, arsenic and mercury. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate of an item manufactured […]

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