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#LeadedChina: Optima White Ceramic Plate

White Ceramic Plate: 56,000 ppm lead. Optima Super Strong Fine China Christopher Stuart Cafe White “Freezer to oven and microwave safe dishwasher proof” Made in Indonesia “everyday dishes” vintage: 1996 (ish) Purchased at Mikasa —- Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. […]

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#AskTamara: Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead?

#AskTamara Questions:  Does Vintage Fiestaware Have Lead? Does New Fiestaware Have Lead? Answers: Definitely yes & sometimes yes! Below is a vintage teal colored Fiestaware custard cup. When tested with an XRF instrument it was positive for lead (Pb) at 73,500 ppm (seventy three thousand five hundred parts per million.) The only relevant modern standard that […]

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Modern White Fiestaware Tea Cup: 40 ppm Lead when tested with an XRF instrument (safe by all standards).

When this newer modern white Fiestaware tea cup (purchased c. October 2014) was tested with an XRF instrument it had the following reading: Lead (Pb): 40 +/- 14 ppm The amount of lead considered unsafe in items intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher in the paint or coating or 100 ppm or higher […]

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#LeadSafeDishes: Newer Fiestaware Pitchers

Fiestaware pitchers (newer): Older yellow pitcher: 52 ppm lead. Newer orange pitcher: 240 ppm cadmium (no lead.) • • • Almost lead-free / but not quite! The company probably did leach testing and it did not leach any lead.  Please read about my concerns for cadmium here. Tested with an XRF The amount of lead […]

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#LeadedDishes: Vintage Metal Toy Plate

Vintage toy metal plate with owl: 465 ppm lead •  343 ppm arsenic Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items manufactured today as intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so this would NOT be considered lead-safe.) Dishes are not sold as “intended for children” so total lead […]

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#Leaded: 1970s Yellow Plastic “Ingrid” – Made In Chicago Dishes

Vintage – made in Chicago by “Ingrid” • 1970s plastic cup and plate. Plate: 4002 ppm lead / 1025 ppm arsenic • Cup: 3235 ppm lead / 848 ppm arsenic Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items manufactured today as intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so […]

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Vintage Arcoroc Clear Glass Plate: 256 ppm Lead

Vintage Arcoroc Clear Glass Plate (year unknown), Made in France. When tested with an XRF instrument the dish pictured here was positive at the following level: 256 ppm Lead. This is common with vintage clear glass (and especially vintage clear glass that was made in France.) New clear glass should be Lead-free. Here are some links […]

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#LeadSafeDishes: Red & White Plate

Red & White Ceramic Plate: 83 ppm lead (on white) • 331 ppm Cadmium (on red) —- Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so this would be considered lead-safe.) Dishes are not sold as “intended for children” so total lead […]

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