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Filana Organic Beeswax Crayons Lead Safe Mama

“NonToxic” Organic Beeswax Crayons (2019) USA Made: 2 colors positive for trace Cadmium (a known carcinogen.)

1.) Black: Confirmed with 120 second (two minute) test. Cadmium (Cd): 13 +/- 6 ppm Zinc (Zn): 24 +/- 11 ppm Iron (Fe): 174,400 +/- 2,600 ppm Vanadium (V): 67 +/- 25 ppm Titanium (Ti): 320 +/- 45 ppm Indium (In): 20 +/- 8 ppm Magnesium (Mn): 993 +/- 133 ppm no other metals detected. […]

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Beeswax Candle Works Brand Small Taper Candles For Hannukah (and Birthdays?): Lead-Free!

When tested with an XRF instrument these were negative for all metals (every possible metal that the XRF could read was “Non-Detect”/Negative!) Multiple tests were done for 30 seconds and 60 seconds each. Here’s a link* to purchase these exact candles on Amazon! [LINK] XRF Readings Included: Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / […]

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2018 Ryan And Rose Braided Cutie Clip: Lead Free

This “Cutie Clip” [Teether / Pacifier Tether] by “Ryan And Rose” was sent to me new in an unopened package (purchased October 2018). I found it really interesting that the clip has the following warning on the packaging: Here’s the link to a similar product from this brand on Amazon: LINK* [The clip on this […]

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Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose Walmart Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin

#Leaded: Expert Gardener Light Duty Garden Hose New On Shelf (2017) In Walmart, Made In USA

This “Expert Gardener” “Light Duty” garden hose was tested new on the shelf in Walmart in 2017. Only the plastic part of the hose was tested and it was positive for lead (Pb) at 52 parts per million. 52 ppm lead is a relatively low level of lead, but I would still have concerns for […]

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Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead. Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead

Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead? Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead? (video)

Here are the blog posts related to the video below: Franciscan Ivy. Franciscan Desert Rose. Mexican “Lead-Free” Pottery. Comments to the “viewers” in this are from the original posting of the video as a Facebook Live video! Video is about 6 minutes long, and also shows you how to stretch one LeadCheck swab out to […]

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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Orange

Orange plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 459,300 parts per million lead. [Sorry about the fuzzy photo!] 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 is lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. […]

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Blue Vintage Bauer Los Angeles Dinner Plate: 434,800 parts per million Lead [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Blue plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 434,800 parts per million lead. Even though the Lead level on this plate (when tested with an XRF instrument) was incredibly high, this particular plate tested negative with tested with a Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – and do not always […]

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Syracuse China “Old Ivory” “Made In America” Tea Cup: 26,200 ppm Lead [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Antique Syracuse China “Made In America” Old Ivory Teacup; Tested positive for lead (Pb) at 26,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is 90 ppm lead or higher (in the paint, glaze or coating.) […]

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Vintage Franciscan Earthenware Plate: 100,400 ppm Lead

Franciscan Potteries Earthenware Tray/ Plate: 100,400 ppm lead! Vintage Dishes #XRFTesting #LeadedDishware Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Dishes (especially vintage dishes!) are not regulated for total lead content (via XRF reading.) Click here to see some lead-free dishware options! Thank you for reading and for […]

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