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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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1953 Cricket Records “Jolly Tunes”: Cadmium (Cd): 192 ppm, Mercury (Hg): 22 ppm! Do you have vintage vinyl at home?

Cricket Records ’33 record from 1953, “Jolly Time.” When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings.   Lead (Pb): Negative (“non-detect”) Arsenic (As): Negative (“non-detect”) Cadmium (Cd): 192 +/- 15 ppm Mercury (Hg): 22 +/- 14 ppm To see more vinyl records I have tested, click here. For more #SaferChoices for your […]

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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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