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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Yellow

Yellow plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 524,400 parts per million lead. Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know if lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. Better to have lead-free dishes […]

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Vintage 1970s Era Cereal Bowl: 134,100 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help making safer choices for your family. Vintage (1970s?) cereal bowl: 134,100 ppm lead (yikes!) when tested with an XRF instrument. For context: when testing is done with an XRF instrument, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item made today and intended for use […]

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White Dinner Plate, Optima from Mikasa: 45,300 ppm Lead

Please click on the link to read all of the information I have about this particular dish.  White Ceramic Larger Plate: 45,300 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 -1999 (ish) Purchased at Mikasa To learn more […]

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#LeadedChina: Optima White Bowl from Mikasa

White Ceramic Bowl: 46,200 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) Tested with an XRF — #XRFTesting For some lead-free dishware options (and to learn more) check out my blog: https://tamararubin.com/blog/ (use the search bar!)

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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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