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Pottery Barn Dishes, “Spiral” Pattern

Pottery Barn Spiral Pattern Dishes.  Tested with an XRF. 69 to 142 ppm lead. This is considered within safe-range by most standards. Tested c. 2014. Newer dishes. To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here. For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a contribution in support of my […]

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Pottery Barn Green “Swirl” Ceramic Bowl

Pottery Barn Brand. Swirl pattern (different than “Spiral” which we also have pics of!) 5,215 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. This is a fairly recently made product, although I don’t have a year of manufacture. To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here. For more #SaferChoices for your family, click here. To make a […]

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Ceramic Cow Creamer; Circa 2010

Ceramic cream cow: 85 ppm lead (purchased at Modcloth). #XRFTesting This item is considered lead-safe by all standards. The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything over 90 ppm lead. Items intended for adults (including dishware) are generally unregulated for total lead content. For More Safer Choices For […]

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2008 White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Holiday Mug: 11,200 ppm Lead

2008 White Ceramic Starbucks Coffee Holiday Mug:  Tested positive for lead with levels as high as 11,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. An item like this will not likely test positive with a LeadCheck swab. You can read more about that here. For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in the substrate […]

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Blue Vintage Bauer Los Angeles Dinner Plate: 434,800 parts per million Lead [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Blue plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 434,800 parts per million lead. Even though the Lead level on this plate (when tested with an XRF instrument) was incredibly high, this particular plate tested negative with tested with a Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – and do not always […]

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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Yellow

Yellow plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 524,400 parts per million lead. Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know if lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. Better to have lead-free dishes […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Vintage Ceramic Mixing Bowls

Vintage – unmarked mixing bowls – 9180 ppm lead – cracked & crazing. Not regulated. 90 ppm is considered toxic in a child’s toy. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For LEAD FREE mixing bowl choices, click HERE. For more safer choices in kitchenware options, click here. Note:  I am not saying […]

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Ikea Child’s Teacup in Blue,Non-Detect (Negative) for Lead.

IKEA blue glazed china toy teacup for use by children. Lead-free [Non-detect for lead.] Penny included to show size. —— The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm Lead (or higher) in the glaze, paint or coating.   In general I consider anything from […]

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