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2012 Dollar Tree Red Ball Ornaments: 29 ppm Cadmium + 66 ppm Arsenic (but no Lead!)

Red plastic ball-style Christmas ornament, purchased at the Dollar Tree store, c.2012. Cadmium (Cd): 29 +/- 17 ppm Arsenic (As): 66 +/- 14 ppm Lead (Pb): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative All components and finishes tested with an XRF instrument. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* For #SaferChoices for your family, click […]

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2003 Blue Glass Ball Christmas Ornament: 748 ppm Lead + Arsenic Too

#LeadedChristmas – Glass blue ball Christmas ornament. Dated: December 20, 2003. (This was a wedding favor at a Christmas wedding that my friend went to.) When tested with an XRF instrument this ornament had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 748 +/- 54 ppm Arsenic (As): 158 +/- 40 ppm  Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect Mercury […]

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#LeadFreeChristmas: Ornament Hooks from Target

#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas – Ornament Hooks From Target c. 2009 ND for As, Pb, Cd & Hg. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Deidra Augade for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support […]

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Old Navy Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments, c. 2004: Lead Free!

#LeadFreeChristmas – Glass red ball Christmas ornaments. Purchased c. 2004, Old Navy When tested with an XRF instrument these ornaments were negative (Non-Detect) for Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd) & Mercury (Hg.) All components were tested. (Pictures with and without flash.) Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* To see more Christmas decorations I […]

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#Leaded: Clear Plastic Golden Glitter Ornaments

#Christmas2017 #LeadedChristmas – Plastic clear ball ornament with golden sparkles. Ball: lead-free Golden Top: 209 +/- 30 ppm lead. ND for As, Cd & Hg. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Beth Butler for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, […]

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#LeadFreeChristmas: Striped Ball Ornaments

#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas c. 2012-2014 – Plastic ball ornaments. From Michael’s ND for As, Pb, Cd & Hg in the ball & top. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Annie Foley for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. […]

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#LeadSafeChristmas: Small Glittered Plastic Balls

#Christmas2017 #LeadSafeChristmas – Plastic small ball ornaments. From Michael’s ND for As, Pb, Cd & Hg in the ball. Top: 89 ppm Pb. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Jennifer Curtis for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click […]

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Plastic small red Christmas ornaments

#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas, but #Arsenic! – Plastic small red ornaments. From Fred Meyer’s. ND for Pb, Cd & Hg. As high as 129 ppm As (Arsenic.) #NotAChildsToy. Thanks to Jo Sampson for donating and supporting my advocacy! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) […]

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#Leaded: Swedish Nils Olsson Painted Horse

Swedish painted toy horse: as high as 360. New in 2015. Thanks to Mary Byrd for donating and supporting this post! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a contribution in support of my independent consumer goods testing and lead poisoning prevention advocacy work, click here.  Thank you!

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