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McCormicks Bee Baum Cream Tartar Vintage Tin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Tin, McCormick’s Bee Brand Absolutely Pure Cream Tartar: 10,300 ppm Lead on the painted exterior.

When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage tin of McCormick’s Bee Brand Absolutely Pure Cream Tartar had the following readings (on the painted exterior design and markings of the tin when tested for a minimum of 60 seconds). Lead (Pb): 10,300 +/- 400 ppm Barium (Ba): 8,962 +/- 354 ppm Chromium (Cr): 3,463 +/- […]

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Mead Johnson Baby Formula Supplement Physician's Sample 1939 Lead Safe Mama 1

1939 Physician’s Sample Tin of Baby Formula: 456,200 ppm Lead. Frankly the implications of this one are terrifying.

  When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage tin of “Mead Johnson & Co” baby formula supplement (a “Physician’s Sample”  – “Not to be sold”) had the following readings (on the the sealing line of the tin when tested for a minimum of 60 seconds). Lead (Pb): 456,200 +/- 3,400 ppm Chromium (Cr): 660 […]

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Vintage Yellow Plastic Tupperware Measuring Cups Lead Safe Mama 3

Stop using your vintage Tupperware NOW. These measuring cups are positive for 2,103 ppm Lead + 250 ppm Arsenic.

To share this post on Facebook, click here (also please read the comment threads here and on Facebook, they are very entertaining!) Introduction: Tamara Rubin is a independent advocate for consumer goods safety and she is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children. She began testing consumer goods for toxicants in 2009 and was the parent-advocate […]

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Small Franciscan Minaret Saucer Lead Safe Mama 8

Vintage (c. 1950s ?) Franciscan Masterpiece Minaret Pattern Saucer: 115,700 ppm Lead. This is *NOT* food safe.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this vintage Franciscan Masterpiece China saucer / desert plate in the Minaret pattern (c. 1950*s ?) was positive for levels as high as 115,700 ppm Lead. That’s more than 11% Lead in the surface glaze on this piece (on the functional / food-surface of the dish). *If you can find […]

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Franciscan Masterpiece Minaret China Large Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage (c. 1950s ?) Franciscan Masterpiece Minaret China (Silver Pattern): 123,800 ppm Lead. This is *NOT* food safe.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this vintage Franciscan Masterpiece China in the Minaret pattern (c. 1950*s ?) was positive for levels as high as 123,800 ppm Lead. That’s more than 12% Lead in the surface glaze on this piece (on the functional / food-surface of the dish). *If you can find more information about the […]

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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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Made in USA Hull Potteries Vintage Coffee Cup Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Ceramic Hull Brand (Made In USA) Coffee Cup: 299,800 ppm [30%!] Lead (when tested with an XRF instrument.)

Ceramic “Hull” Made In USA “Oven Proof” Coffee Cup. When tested with an XRF instrument this cup had the following readings (each test done for a minimum of 60 seconds.) Exterior Brown of Cup Lead (Pb): 120,700 +/- 5,000 ppm Barium (Ba): 498 +/- 145 ppm Selenium (Se): 158 +/- 77 ppm Iron (Fe): 17,300 […]

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Clear Glass Vintage Pyrex Double Boiler Cooking Pot Lead Safe Mama 4

Made In USA Vintage Pyrex Clear Glass Double Boiler Cooking Pot: 216 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex Clear Glass Double Boiler Cooking Pot. I tested this with an XRF instrument and below am reporting two sets of readings for this piece. First is the reading for the vessel of the pot. This is from a two-minute (12o second) reading using an XRF instrument. If a metal is not listed it […]

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Vintage Pyrex Homestead Pattern Casserole Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage (1976-1980) Pyrex Homestead Casserole: 209,900 ppm Lead + 9,009 ppm Cadmium + 9,252 ppm Arsenic

  Vintage Pyrex Homestead (1976-1980) Design Milk Glass Casserole Dish.   Here’s a link to the Pyrex website I used to figure out the pattern names!   When tested with an XRF instrument this casserole dish had the following readings:   With scope focused on area with blue flowers over tan speckled background: (minimum 60-second […]

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Castle Ware Baby Footie Pajamas Lead Safe Mama 3

Castle Ware Cotton Jammies (size L), Made in USA Organic Cotton: Lead Free

Below are the XRF test results for the CastleWare Organic Cotton Pajamas (Made in USA) pictured here. What I love about this example is that the photos clearly show that a baby will CHEW on these zippers, so it is extra important that these components are free of toxicants. This is one reason to avoid […]

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