Archive | Pottery

Mexico Bowl 11000

Glazed Ceramic Bowl, Made In Mexico: 11,300 ppm Lead (Context: 90 ppm is illegal in new children’s items).

I tested this glazed ceramic (made in Mexico) bowl with an XRF instrument, and it had the following reading: Lead (Pb): 11,300 ppm For context, the amount of Lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint, glaze, or […]

Continue Reading 0
Diane Cuernavaca Mexico Mug Lead Safe Mama 2

Glazed Ceramic Mug from Cuernavaca, Mexico: 86,600 ppm Lead (Context: 90 ppm is illegal in children’s items).

  I tested this glazed ceramic (made in Cuernavaca Mexico) mug with an XRF instrument, and it had the following reading: Lead (Pb): 86,600 ppm This amount of Lead is specially dangerous in an item like a ceramic coffee mug given mugs are often used on a daily basis (by the same person) for acidic […]

Continue Reading 0
Diane Antique Coffee Mug Lead Safe Mama 4

Made In Mexico Vintage / Antique Glazed Ceramic Mug: 79,100 ppm Lead (Context: 90 ppm is illegal in children’s items).

I tested this vintage / antique glazed ceramic (made in Mexico) mug with an XRF instrument, and it had the following reading: Lead (Pb): 79,100 ppm This amount of Lead is specially dangerous in an item like a ceramic coffee mug given mugs are often used on a daily basis (by the same person) for […]

Continue Reading 0
Diane Vintage Antique Mexican Mug Lead Safe Mama 1

Made In Mexico Vintage / Antique Glazed Ceramic Mug: 122,200 ppm Lead (Context: 90 ppm is illegal in new items for children).

I tested this vintage / antique glazed ceramic (made in Mexico) mug with an XRF instrument, and it had the following reading: Lead (Pb): 122,200 ppm This amount of Lead is specially dangerous in an item like a ceramic coffee mug given mugs are often used on a daily basis (by the same person) for […]

Continue Reading 0
Nancy Pollock Made In Mexico Shallow Blue Bowl Lead Safe Mama

Made In Mexico Blue & White Ceramic Shallow Soup Bowl: 50,500 ppm Lead (Context: 90 ppm is illegal in new items for children).

I tested this blue and white glazed made in Mexico shallow ceramic soup bowl with an XRF instrument, and it had the following reading: Lead (Pb): 50,500 ppm For context, the amount of Lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher […]

Continue Reading 0
Mexico Bird Bowl Lead Safe Mama 3

Made In Mexico Blue Glazed Ceramic Bowl: 39,596 ppm Lead, 25,137 ppm Arsenic, & more than 100,000 ppm Mercury.

  I tested this blue glazed made in Mexico ceramic bowl with an XRF instrument, and it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 39,596 ppm Arsenic (As): 25,137 ppm Mercury (Hg): 100,000 ppm For context, the amount of Lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything […]

Continue Reading 0
Green Mexico Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Made In Mexico Green & White Glazed Ceramic Plate: 554,400 ppm Lead. [Context; 90 ppm Lead is unsafe in kids’ toys.]

I tested this green and white glazed made in “Mexico” ceramic plate with an XRF instrument, and it had the following reading: Lead (Pb): 554,400 ppm 554,400 ppm Lead is the same as 55.4% Lead in the glaze. For context, the amount of Lead that is considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for […]

Continue Reading 0
Nola Mexico Blue Plate 1

Made In Mexico Blue And White Glazed Ceramic Plate: 95,000 ppm Lead. [For context; 90 ppm Lead is unsafe in kids’ toys.]

When I was visiting New Orleans in May of 2014, I tested this blue and white glazed “Made in Mexico” ceramic plate with an XRF instrument, and it had the following reading: Lead (Pb): 95,000 ppm 95,000 ppm Lead is the same as 9.5% Lead in the glaze. For context, the amount of Lead that […]

Continue Reading 0
PB Classic Pottery Barn White Ceramic Mug Lead Safe Mama 2

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 […]

Continue Reading 0
pbarn45

Pottery Barn White Ceramic Plate, Made In Portugal: 363 ppm Lead

White Pottery Barn Plate; hand crafted in Portugal. When tested with an XRF instrument this plate came in as high as 363 ppm Lead. There is a myth out there in the lead poisoning prevention community that WHITE ceramics are less likely to have lead.  This is just not true.   I have tested hundreds […]

Continue Reading 3

Designed by Clever Kiwi Web Design