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Vintage Ceramic Hull Brand Mixing Bowl: 31,500 ppm Lead (when tested with an XRF instrument.)

Ceramic “Hull” mixing bowl: 31,400 ppm lead. For LEAD FREE mixing bowl choices, click HERE. For more safer choices in kitchenware options, click here. Note:  I am not saying this particular bowl will poison the people using it.  I am saying that there is no reason for one of the most potent neurotoxins known to […]

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Syracuse China “Old Ivory” “Made In America” Tea Cup: 26,200 ppm Lead

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 an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher (in the paint, glaze or coating.) Antiques and vintage items […]

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Modern Fiestaware Dark Blue Bowl: 50 ppm Arsenic (but Lead Free)

When tested with an XRF instrument this modern Fiestaware dark blue bowl had the following readings: non-detect (negative) for Lead, non-detect (negative) for Mercury, non-detect (negative) for Cadmium, This dish tested positive for Arsenic at 50 ppm. While I am NOT an expert in Arsenic toxicity and I would imagine it is best not to […]

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Vintage Pyrex Teacup & Saucer with Pink Stripe & Gold Edge: 79,800 ppm Lead + Cadmium Too

Made in USA: Pyrex; cup & saucer: 79,800 ppm Lead (Pb) & 1,962 ppm Cadmium (Cd). Most ceramics or glass items that are tinted pink or red have some level of cadmium in them. This is especially true for the vintage or antique items. To learn more about the concern for Cadmium (Cd) toxicity Click […]

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Vintage Green Pyrex Mixing Bowl: 36,599 ppm lead

Vintage Olive Green Pyrex Bowl. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior paint on this bowl was positive for the following elemental heavy metals at the following levels: Lead (Pb): 36,599 ppm Arsenic (As): 12,910 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 615 ppm The current toxicity level for lead in items intended for children is 90 ppm […]

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Vintage (c. 1955-1966) Franciscan Autumn Pattern China: 716,100 ppm Lead + Arsenic Too!

Franciscan Autumn Pattern plate & saucer: as high as 716,100 ppm lead. Autumn Pattern: 1955 – 1966 Also: 73,000 ppm arsenic. Note: the plate was higher lead than the bowl, and they look like they are from different batches based on the maker’s marks on the bottom.  The bowl / saucer was in the neighborhood […]

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