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Hasami Porcelain Made In Japan Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Japanese Hasami Porcelain Mug Glazed Area: Non-Detect for Lead, Substrate: 30 ppm (safe by all standards.)

This Hasami Porcelain ceramic mug (Made In Japan) was negative (non-detect/ND) for Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and Arsenic (As) on the glazed elements when tested with an XRF instrument. Other elements found in the glaze: Zinc (Zn): 2,480 +/- 114 ppm Iron (Fe): 4,174 +/- 288 ppm Bismuth (Bi): 24 +/- 11 ppm […]

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#LeadFree: Crate & Barrel Made In Japan White Ceramic Mug

This Crate & Barrel white ceramic mug (Made In Japan) was negative (non-detect/ND) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) and arsenic (As) when tested with an XRF instrument. The glaze on the main part of the cup was positive for the following metals when tested with an XRF instrument: Barium (Ba): 131 +/- 42 […]

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Vintage Made In Japan Leaded Ceramic Santa Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Made In Japan Ceramic Santa Claus Christmas Mug: as high as 5,077 ppm Lead.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this vintage “Made in Japan” Santa mug was positive for Lead at the following levels: Outside Mug Lead (Pb) Level: 4,497 +/- 180 ppm Inside Mug Lead (Pb) Level: 5,077 +/- 177 ppm Non-Detect (ND/ Negative) for: Cadmium (Cd) Arsenic (As)  Mercury (Hg) By modern standards, the amount of […]

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#Leaded: Big Bird Child’s Mug

Big Bird Ceramic Child’s Mug: 15,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2013. Made in Japan If you have an interest in learning more about these posts (likely because you are new to my site!) please check out this post and this post for a start!  Thanks for visiting! To see more mugs […]

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#LeadSafe: Vintage “Crown Corning” White Ceramic Plate, Made in Japan

This vintage made in Japan “Crown Corning” brand white ceramic plate tested positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument at 46 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. Year of manufacture unknown. In 2018 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead (or […]

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#Leaded: “Oven Proof” Blue Ceramic Fish Tray

Vintage “Oven Proof” Blue Ceramic Fish Tray: 596 ppm lead. Made in Japan. Please note: All of the vintage ceramics that I have tested that were marked “Oven Proof” on the back have been positive for high levels of lead. Most have been positive for levels much higher than the level found in this particular piece. […]

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#LeadFreeChina: Noritake

Noritake Stoneware, Made in Japan plate: tested negative for lead! #Woot! Please note: MOST of the vintage Noritake I have tested has been positive for high levels of lead.  When it comes to the relative safety of vintage dishware, you really cannot extrapolate simply from a brand name. To see more safe choices for your family, check […]

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#LeadedChina: Noritake “Dutch Tile”

Today’s “Winner”… Highest lead item tested recently! #Noritake “Gala Cuisine” Japan / “Dutch Tile” 164,700 ppm lead – that’s 16% lead!!! (CPSC hazard level for items intended for children is 90 ppm and higher, vintage dish ware is not regulated for lead content.) For #SaferChoices for dishes for your family, click here.

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#Leaded: Vintage Noritake China Saucer

Noritake China Saucer: 933 ppm lead (+/- 86 ppm), ND (non-detect) for Hg (mercury), As (arsenic0 & Cd (cadmium)!  Most vintage Noritake china I have tested has been positive for high levels of lead. Tamara’s Grade: “F” “F” = I would not want to use it in my home, I would (politely) refuse to eat food that […]

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