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#LeadSafe: 2018 Purple Ball Jars

When these new purple ball jars were tested with an XRF instrument they tested positive for a very low level of lead (just a trace and within the realm of what might be considered safe for a modern item intended for children). That said, I LOVE purple, but I prefer not to have anything leaded […]

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Vintage Clear Ball Brand Canning Jar: 46 ppm Lead + Cadmium. Please read this post for more information!

Here’s another one (I probably have about a dozen or more posts up for Ball jars right now, please check them all out!) Related: To see more clear glass items I have tested, click here. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage clear Ball jar with glass lid was positive for 46 ppm Lead, […]

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Another Blue Ball Jar

Another Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 53 ppm lead (+/- 13 ppm). (This lead level is considered safe by all standards.) 13 ppm cadmium (+/- 6 ppm). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you […]

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Newer Blue Ball Jar

Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 61 ppm lead (+/- 16 ppm). Considered safe by all standards. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you canned in it in your home.  If you offered me something to drink in this […]

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Mason Jars … Kerr Brand: 23 ppm Lead (+ Cadmium too). WAIT! Don’t Panic! Read post instead! TIA.

When tested with an XRF instrument, this Kerr Mason Jar (pictured here, year unknown) was positive for Lead at 23 parts per million. WAIT!  DON’T PANIC! Almost all of the newer Ball Jars that I have tested have tested NEGATIVE for Lead and negative for Cadmium. These levels (of Lead and Cadmium) found here in […]

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#XRFTesting: Mason Jars!

Ball Mason Jar (year unknown): 43 ppm lead. WAIT!  DON’T PANIC! Almost all of the newer Ball Jars that I have tested have tested NEGATIVE for lead or cadmium. These levels found here in this jar that I tested (picture below) are trace/ very low/ negligible and are not likely to be leaching at all. Newer clear glass […]

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