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#Leaded: Russian Khokhloma Wooden Decorated Spoon, 1985

Testing with an XRF instrument revealed this decorative Khokhloma wooden spoon from Russia to have the following ingredients (in the painted markings): Lead (Pb): 1,994 +/- 67 ppm Mercury (Hg): 7,624 +/- 148 ppm Arsenic (As): 70 +/- 36 ppm Barium (Ba): 607 +/- 107 ppm Chromium (Cr): 489 +/- 73 ppm Bromine (Br): 327 […]

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#Cadmium #Mercury: Cricket Records 1953 “Jolly Tunes”

Cricket Records ’33 record from 1953, “Jolly Time.” Tested with an XRF instrument.  Negative (“non-detect”) for lead (Pb) and arsenic (As), but positive for cadmium (Cd) at 192 +/- 15 ppm & mercury (Hg) at 22 +/- 14 ppm. Tested with an XRF instrument. Thanks to Amie Frame for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation […]

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From 2013: The surprising source of most mercury pollution: Gold mining

Please click on the image below to see the full pdf of the article. Click here to see gold items that I have tested with an XRF that were also positive for mercury. The original link to article from 2013 can be seen here. A graphic depicting sources of mercury pollution from the original article […]

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#LeadFreeChoices: Wedding Set

This gold ring also contains… 5,527 ppm Mercury, 1,214 ppm Arsenic, 2,867 ppm silver, 10,066 ppm titanium, and 22,812 ppm copper. Non-detect for lead with an XRF Instrument. Like this ring set, most of the gold I have tested has also tested positive for mercury. This is among the reasons I do not recommend gold […]

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