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Vintage Blue Pyrex Glass Mugs: 71,800 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex Mugs: The blue paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead (Pb): 71,800 +/- 2,200 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 697 +/- 43 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND Platinum (Pt): 1,333 +/- 207 ppm Gold (Au): 709 +/- […]

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XRF Test Results For Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Below are the XRF readings for this commemorative Wizard of Oz mug set. This set is from Cardew Design North America Inc and was made in 2011 (after the CPSC regulation limiting the amount of lead in items made for use by and marketed to children!) While the company might argue that this is not […]

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#Leaded: 2014 Zak Designs Frozen Anna & Elsa Mug

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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#Leaded: Tom And Jerry Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Mug

This little Christmas mug was tested with an XRF instrument and the results were as follows: White Milk Glass (unpainted) 176 +/- 19 ppm Pb 9 +/- 3 ppm Br Green Paint 37,100 +/- 1,000 ppm Pb 943 +/- 50 ppm Cd 317 +/- 79 ppm Ba 11,600 +/- 900 ppm Cr Red Paint 27,900 […]

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Vintage Spring Blossom Green Flower Pyrex Cup: 39,300 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex Spring Blossom Green Cups. The dark green/almost black paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead (Pb): 39,300 +/- 1,600 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 833 +/- 61 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND Platinum (Pt): 1,017 +/- 264 […]

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Starbucks Coffee Company Collectible City Mugs

Ask Tamara: Do Starbucks Mugs Have High Levels of Lead?

Ask Tamara: Question: “Do Starbucks mugs have high levels of lead in them? What are the safest options for non-toxic coffee mugs?” A. [Simplified Answer!]: YES, many Starbucks Coffee Company branded mugs have high levels of lead in them (as measurable by testing with an XRF instrument). Note: This is not illegal in any way; […]

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#Leaded: Logo Mug with Bible Verse

Logo Mug: Hebrews 3:4 “…He that built all things is God.” Green Logo on white mug with gold trim (tested in 2014). The green logo on this is positive for lead at 54,800 ppm. The gold trim and white mug are both “ND” (non-detect) for lead. Pretty much all mugs with logos like this are […]

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#Leaded: Stumptown Coffee Roasters Enameled Mug

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. Mugs are not considered items intended for use by children and, as such, […]

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#LeadSafe: Plain White Corning Mug

Corning Mug. Year unknown. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 33 parts per million (ppm), +/- 13 ppm. This is considered safe by all standards. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are not considered […]

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#Leaded: Enamelware Metal Mug, “I Garden”

Enamelware mug purchased c. 2014 at New Seasons Market in Portland, Oregon. Exterior tested positive for 15,000 ppm lead. No mark or maker noted. Tested with an XRF in 2014. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Mugs are […]

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