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Ikea 365 White Ceramic Mug Made In Romania Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

White Ceramic Ikea 365 Mug, Made in Romania: Lead Safe

White Ceramic Ikea 365 Mug, Made in Romania: Lead Safe When tested with an XRF instrument, the readings on the mug picture here are as follows Lead (Pb):  37 +/- 11 ppm  Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Barium (Ba): 91 +/- 41 ppm Antimony (Sb): Non-Detect / Negative […]

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Plain White Ceramic Pottery Barn PB Classic Mug: 2,528 ppm Lead on the Logo.

Plain White Ceramic Pottery Barn Mug. The logo on the bottom of this Pottery Barn PB Classic ceramic mug is positive for a fairly high level of lead. If you want a guideline on determining if your mug’s logo is leaded I have found the following rule to consistently be true (probably about 99% of […]

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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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Natural Life Unicorn Mug Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

XRF Test Results for Newly Purchased ‘Natural Life” Unicorn Mug

Well. I apologize in advance. I know I am going to break at least one heart with this post! [Just because something is in the shape of  a unicorn does NOT mean that it is free of toxic chemicals, lol!] I tested several components of this mug, and stopped once I found high levels of […]

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Moscow Mule Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

#AskTamara: Does my Moscow Mule mug have unsafe levels of lead? (Video)

#AskTamara Question: Does my Moscow Mule mug have unsafe levels of lead? Answer: If it has a yellow brass handle it very well may, and if the handle is soldered on it may have lead at the solder points too. Please watch the video to learn more! As always, thank you for reading, for watching and […]

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Holly Berry Christmas Vintage Corning Mug Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

28,200 ppm lead! Vintage Christmas “Made in USA” Corning Glass Mug, Holly Berry Pattern

“Corning USA” Vintage Christmas Holly Berry Mug. The following set of readings was with the scope of the XRF instrument  centered on the red berries of the pattern: Lead (Pb): 16,000 +/- 400 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 459 +/- 25 ppm Barium (Ba): 904 +/- 76 ppm Antimony (Sb): 514 +/- 34 ppm Selinium (Se): 70 +/- 30 […]

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XRF Test Results For Cardew Design Made in China (Designed In England) Wizard of Oz Commemorative Mug Set

Below are the XRF readings for this commemorative Wizard of Oz mug set. This set is from Cardew Design North America Inc and was made in 2011 (after the CPSC regulation limiting the amount of lead in items made for use by and marketed to children!) While the company might argue that this is not […]

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Rae Dunn Coffee Mugs Purchased at Marshalls 2018 Tamara Rubin LeadSafeMama

Newly Purchased August 2018 Rae Dunn Ceramic Coffee Mugs from Marshall’s

These ceramic Rae Dunn brand coffee mugs (Made in China) were purchased at a Marshall’s in Portland, Oregon for about $5 each in August 2018. Each has a slightly different finish, so one would expect them to each test slightly different in terms of an levels of lead found when texted with an XRF instrument. […]

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2003 Purple Chantal Mug / Teacup, Made In China: 679 ppm Lead

When tested with an XRF instrument this 2003 Chantal mug (that was mine, personally & I bought new at a local kitchen store here in Portland) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 679 ppm Arsenic (As): Non-Detect Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect For context: The amount of lead considered toxic in an item intended for children (in […]

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#LeadSafe: “Have A Magical Day” Disney Parks Mug

When tested with an XRF instrument this “Made in Thailand” Disney Parks “Have A Magical Day” coffee mug was positive for a very low level of lead (Pb): 68 +/- 32 ppm.  It was negative (non-detect/ND) for cadmium (Cd), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg.) For context: The amount of lead considered toxic in an item […]

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