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c. 2008 “Santa Please Stop Here” Key Ornament / Door Hanger: 158,700 ppm Cadmium + 1,236 ppm Lead (+ Antimony too!)

#LeadedChristmas + Cadmium & Antimony Too! Cadmium is a known carcinogen. Please read more about Cadmium here. – “Santa Please Stop Here” door knob key. c. 2004-2009. When tested with an XRF instrument this Santa Key had the following readings (with a minimum of a 60 second test): Lead (Pb): 1,236 +/-241 ppm Arsenic (As): Negative […]

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1940 Drawer Pull Tamara Rubin Leaded Brass Lead Safe Mama 2

1940 Drawer Pull From Dining Room Sideboard: 8,681 ppm Lead

These drawer pulls are from the dining set my grandparents got for their home when they were married in 1940 in San Francisco. When tested with an XRF instrument they had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 8,681 +/- 643 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative […]

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Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage (c. 1938-1960) Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate: 287,600 ppm Lead

This little yellow plate was purchased at an antique store in Oregon in 2018. While there is not a maker’s mark on the back of the dish, the store owner had researched the plate and came up with this description: Vintage Yellow Ceramic Harlequin by Homer Laughlin Co. Fiesta Plate, c. 1938-1960 When tested with an […]

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#Leaded: Russian Khokhloma Wooden Decorated Spoon, 1985

Testing with an XRF instrument revealed this decorative Khokhloma wooden spoon from Russia to have the following ingredients (in the painted markings): Lead (Pb): 1,994 +/- 67 ppm Mercury (Hg): 7,624 +/- 148 ppm Arsenic (As): 70 +/- 36 ppm Barium (Ba): 607 +/- 107 ppm Chromium (Cr): 489 +/- 73 ppm Bromine (Br): 327 […]

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1963 The Roosevelt Era Book Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1963 Hardcover Printing of “Volume 14 of The American Heritage New Illustrated History Of The United States; The Roosevelt Era”

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item manufactured and intended to be used by children is 90 ppm or higher in the coating (or paint) and 100 ppm (or higher) in the substrate. This 1963 printing of “The Roosevelt Era” […]

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#Leaded: “Made in India” Stainless Lunch Box With Leaded Brass Accents

This goes in the category of “Things in my home that I never thought to test until now!” This is a lunch box/ food storage container made of stainless steel. My husband pointed out that the little moving parts that make up the top of the clasp system are actually yellow brass. I hadn’t noticed […]

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2017 Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Mug: 5,192 ppm Lead

Newer (2017) Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Metal Mug. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for Lead at 5,192 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint or coating. Mugs are not considered items intended for use […]

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#Leaded: Vintage China, Hand Painted Nippon

Vintage China,  “Hand Painted”  – Nippon. Positive for lead at 3,115 +/- 121ppm. This dish was “Non-Detect” (negative) for mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), and arsenic (As). Read more about the concern for lead in dishware here. Want to see a pretty lead-free dish set on Amazon? Click this link! * [*It’s an Amazon affiliate link & […]

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