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Anchor Glass One-Cup Measuring Cup: 32,500 ppm Lead (in exterior markings).

Anchor Glass One-Cup Measuring Cup, c. 2006 When tested with an XRF instrument the red painted markings on the exterior of this glass Anchor Hocking brand one-cup measuring cup (purchased new around 2006) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 32,500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/ND [Negative] To see more Anchor-brand products that I have tested, Click Here. […]

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Blue Vintage Pyrex Mugs Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Vintage Blue Pyrex Glass Mugs: 71,800 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex Mugs: The blue paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead (Pb): 71,800 +/- 2,200 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 697 +/- 43 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND Platinum (Pt): 1,333 +/- 207 ppm Gold (Au): 709 +/- […]

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The Grate Plate Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

XRF Test Results for New (2018) “The Grate Plate” Garlic Grater

White Glazed “The Grate Plate” Garlic Grater. Made in USA. For grating garlic, ginger, peppers, nutmeg, carrots, shallots, chocolate, citrus zest, hard cheeses, etc. The conclusion I would draw from the XRF test results listed below is that the glaze on this item appears to be lead-free and is masking the (very trace levels of) […]

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Origins Makeup with Cadmium Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

I found cadmium (Cd, a carcinogen) in Origins makeup (from 2017), using an XRF instrument.

I found cadmium (Cd) in “Origins” makeup (from 2017), using an XRF instrument. Click here to learn more about XRF testing. When I tested this makeup [Origins “Pinch Your Cheeks” Powder Blush] I was quite surprised to find that it tested positive for cadmium at levels that I would consider more than “trace” for a […]

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Vintage Hanson Nursery Baby Scale Lead Safe Mama 6

This vintage (c. 1940s?) Hanson Nursery Scale captures the scope of the historic pervasive footprint of lead paint in one single simple object.

This vintage (c. 1940s?) Hanson Nursery Scale captures the scope of the historic pervasive footprint of lead paint in one single simple object… …a BABY SCALE painted with leaded paint. Really I don’t know that any more needs to be said about this. The paint on this piece was just about 4,500 ppm lead when […]

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Vintage Niagara Hand Unit Personal Massager c 1940 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama Sex Toy 1

#AskTamara: Q. Is there lead in my sex toys? A. Maybe.

#AskTamara Question: Is there lead in my sex toys? [I get this question ALL THE TIME! LOL!] Answer: As with most things (when it comes to lead) the most important factor in determining if your sex-toys might have lead (or other heavy metals or toxicants) is when they were manufactured! [When as in “which century” or […]

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Corning USA Visionware Pot Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 3

#AskTamara: Do you recommend Corning Visionware?

#AskTamara Question: Do you recommend Corning Visionware? Answer: No. Ok, while I could leave it at that I will elaborate. First I have to address the fact that several people have confused me with other bloggers who DO recommend Corning Visionware, and I specifically have not ever recommended this product personally — because I have […]

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Bauer Los Angeles Vintage Celadon Ceramic Dishes Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Bauer Vintage Celadon Pottery, Made In Los Angeles

This is a set of Bauer Vintage Celadon Pottery, Made In Los Angeles and purchased at an antique store in Portland, Oregon in 2017. When tested with an XRF instrument each of the pieces tested positive for the elements at the levels shown below. Note: the lead levels below are VERY HIGH, and I would […]

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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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Vintage Red Pyrex Milk Glass Fridge Container with Lid Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Red Vintage Pyrex Food Storage Container with Lid; 310,000 ppm Lead

This vintage Pyrex food storage container (which I bought on eBay for my book and my #MuseumOfLead collection) was positive for lead at some of the highest levels I have ever found. It’s super interesting to note how the red is fairly solid with few blemishes and little wear, much like it would have been […]

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