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Dansk Bistro Cafe Belgian Blue Ceramic Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Dansk “Bistro Cafe” Pattern Ceramic Plate: 4,555 ppm Lead. [Context: 90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in new items for kids.]

This is a Dansk brand “Bistro Cafe” Belgian Blue Ceramic Plate, made in Portugal. The owner of this item told me that it was purchased at a Dansk outlet store in 2005. When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings: Blue Glazed Edging of Plate: Lead (Pb): 4,555 +/- 114 ppm Chromium […]

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Sur La Table Fish Platter, Made in Portugal: 6,623 ppm Lead when tested with an XRF instrument.

This ceramic “Sur La Table” brand fish platter (Made in Portugal) was positive for lead at 6,623 parts per million when tested with an XRF instrument. Tested in 2014. To see more “Made in Portugal” things I have tested, click here. Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts. Tamara Rubin #LeadSafeMama

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Pottery Barn White Ceramic Plate, Made In Portugal: 363 ppm Lead

White Pottery Barn Plate; hand crafted in Portugal. When tested with an XRF instrument this plate came in as high as 363 ppm Lead. There is a myth out there in the lead poisoning prevention community that WHITE ceramics are less likely to have lead.  This is just not true.   I have tested hundreds […]

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Pier One Yellow Glazed Ceramic Plate, Made in Portugal: 6,495 ppm Lead

Yellow Pier One plate/ bowl When tested with an XRF instrument this dish was positive for Lead at 6,495 ppm. This is actually fairly common both for Pier 1 pieces as well as for ceramic pieces that are made in Portugal. As a result I always stay away from Pier One for dishware personally. To see […]

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