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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: “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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#LeadFreeKitchen: Sink Hardware Handle

#LeadFree Sink Handle (for a bathroom or kitchen sink?)! This one is essentially 100% nickel! Nickel or stainless steel are good #SaferChoices for something like this. Note: if you have yellow brass handles for your sink there is a chance they can be high lead, and there’s even a chance that they can have lead that […]

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My Personal KitchenAid Mixer

KitchenAide Mixer Blade & Dough Hook: Between 600 – 800 ppm lead!!! This is MY KitchenAid – from my wedding to my ex-husband in 1994. I had tested the blue part before and it was negative and before testing the blades from my friends’ mixers it NEVER occurred to ME to test my own blades (doh!) – […]

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2006 KitchenAid Mixer Burnished Metal Paddle Attachment Lead Safe Mama 2006

KitchenAid Brand Paddle Attachment for Upright Counter-Top Stand Mixer, purchased new c. 2006: 644 ppm Lead

  When tested with an XRF instrument this KitchenAid stand mixer paddle attachment  (purchased new, circa 2006) was positive for 644 ppm Lead. It is important to note that this is NOT the new (2018) stainless steel paddle, this is the “burnished” finish version of the paddle. I have not yet tested the new stainless […]

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KitchenAid Mixer Attachments, c. 2014: as high as 2,434 ppm Lead [90 ppm is unsafe in items intended for use by kids.]

When tested with an XRF instrument almost all of the KitchenAid brand mixer attachments (of the many that I have tested to date) have been positive for Lead*. This is true of the ones with the white coating and of the ones with the shiny or dull gray finish. This also includes the top-knobs on the […]

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