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Ikea 365 White Ceramic Mug Made In Romania Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

White Ceramic Ikea 365 Mug, Made in Romania: Lead Safe

White Ceramic Ikea 365 Mug, Made in Romania: Lead Safe When tested with an XRF instrument, the readings on the mug picture here are as follows Lead (Pb):  37 +/- 11 ppm  Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Barium (Ba): 91 +/- 41 ppm Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect / Negative […]

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Princess Of Power A Most Unpleasant Present Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded; 1985 Princess of Power A Most Unpleasant Present Mini Comic Book

Tested with an XRF instrument this 1985 “Princess of Power A Most Unpleasant Present” Mini Comic Book was positive for the following elements at the following levels: Cover Lead (Pb): 105 +/- 18 ppm Chromium (Cr): 158 +/- 83 ppm Zinc (Zn): 66 +/- 19 ppm Copper (Cu): 105 +/- 35 ppm Nickel (Ni): 151 […]

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The Enchanted World Water Spirits Time Life Book 1985 1 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#LeadSafe: 1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book

1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book, all components of the book tested with an XRF. See full XRF readings below. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item made and intended for use by children is 90 ppm or higher in the paint or coating. All of […]

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz In Peoples Ears Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

#LeadSafe: 1981 Hardcover Children’s Book, Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears

Many vintage books have lead in both the covers (in the dyes of the fabric or leather, the printing/ink and in any decorative paints used) and pages (in the ink). While the distinction of the word “vintage” changes as the years pass (“vintage” vs. “new”, vs. “antique”) please remember that 1981 (while it seems like […]

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#LeadSafe: “Have A Magical Day” Disney Parks Mug

When tested with an XRF instrument this “Made in Thailand” Disney Parks “Have A Magical Day” coffee mug was positive for a very low level of lead (Pb): 68 +/- 32 ppm.  It was negative (non-detect/ND) for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg.) For context: The amount of lead considered toxic in an item […]

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Authentic Original Disney Parks Mug Made In Thailand Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadSafe: “Authentic Original” Disneyland Resort Mug

This “Authentic Original” “Disney Parks” Disneyland Resort (c. 2017) Made In Thailand Mug tested positive for low lead (generally within a safe range for a mug) when tested with an XRF instrument. The reading for the decorative elements on the outside was 129 +/- 32 ppm lead. Consumer goods are considered unsafe for use by […]

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2017 Walgreens Ceramic Santa Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadSafe: 2017 Walgreens Ceramic Christmas “Not Intended For Children” Santa Claus Mug (but Cadmium!)

This 2017 Santa Mug (which I personally purchased last holiday season from Walgreens in Milwaukie, Oregon, once I saw the label on the bottom – scroll down to see the pic!) was positive for lead and cadmium in the following levels: Red Glaze: Lead (Pb): 122 +/- 54 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 1,657 +/- 105 ppm […]

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Rae Dunn Rest Spoon Rest Artisan Collection Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadSafe: Rae Dunn “Rest” Ceramic Spoon Rest, Artisan Collection by Magenta

Rae Dunn “REST” Spoon Rest, Artisan Collection by Magenta. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2018. 89 +/- 21 ppm lead. Considered safe by all standards.  Non-detect for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg). Here’s an affiliate link* for this product on Amazon. While this is low lead and considered safe by all standards, I […]

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Purple Ball Jars Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#LeadSafe: 2018 Purple Ball Jars

When these new purple ball jars were tested with an XRF instrument they tested positive for a very low level of lead (just a trace and within the realm of what might be considered safe for a modern item intended for children). That said, I LOVE purple, but I prefer not to have anything leaded […]

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Homer Laughlin China Fiestaware Christmas Tree Mug, Made In USA 2

#LeadSafe: Homer Laughlin China Fiestaware Christmas Tree Mug, Made In USA

When tested with an XRF instrument the Christmas tree on this Homer Laughlin Fiestaware Made In The U.S.A. mug was non-detect (ND) for lead (Pb). It did test positive for cadmium (Cd) at 61 +/- 9 ppm. The bottom of mug was also positive for low levels of lead and cadmium: Pb: 23 +/- 12 ppm […]

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