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Butterfly Gold Vintage Pyrex Casserole Dish Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage “Butterfly Gold” Pattern Pyrex Casserole Dish, c. 1972 – 87,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Butterfly Gold” casserole dish, c. 1972. – The mustard and white paint on this vintage Pyrex casserole dish tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): – Lead (Pb): 87,000 +/- 2,900 ppm Cadmium (Cd): ND / Non-Detect (Negative) Arsenic (As): ND / […]

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Old Town Blue Vintage Pyrex 1972 Cup Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

“Old Town Blue” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Tea Cup, c.1972 – 1982: 17,700 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex mugs/ tea cups in the “Old Town Blue” pattern: The dark 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): 17,700 +/- 500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 154 +/- 12 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND […]

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Horizon Blue Vintage Pyrex Casserole Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 3

#Leaded: Vintage “Horizon Blue” Pattern Pyrex Casserole. c. 1969-1972

This vintage “Horizon Blue” casserole by Pyrex tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (on the painted design with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument):   Lead: 72,000 +/- 2,200 ppm Cadmium: 33 +/- 11 ppm Arsenic: ND Mercury: ND Gold: 504 +/- 170 ppm Platinum: 1,315 +/- 212 ppm – […]

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Vintage Pyrex Teacup With Pink Stripe: Positive for 249,700 ppm Lead

Vintage white milk glass “Double Tough” Pyrex teacup, with pink painted stripe. Made in U.S.A. Tested positive for Lead with an XRF Instrument. Pink Stripe: Lead (Pb): 249,700 +/- 19,000 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 12,800 +/- 1,000 ppm Arsenic (As): 14,300 +/- 1,600 ppm Mercury (Hg): ND (non-detect) To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here. […]

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#Leaded: Vintage “Spring Blossom Green” Pattern (Crazy Daisy) Pyrex Casserole, c. 1972 to 1979

Vintage Pyrex “Spring Blossom Green” pattern casserole: 110,000 ppm lead in the white flowers. It just takes a microscopic amount of lead to poison a child. The amount of lead that is considered toxic for children in a new / modern item created and sold as intended to be used by a child is 90 […]

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IF I were going to cook a turkey….

Hi! I have gotten this question enough that it seems like a good time to finally answer it on my blog! We keep a vegan/ vegetarian home here a the Rubin HQ, so I won’t be personally cooking a turkey any time soon (I made a promise to my husband when we got married more […]

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#SaferChoices: Casserole Dishes

Here are some #SaferChoices for casserole dishes that are most likely to be lead-free.  These are similar to ones I have tested or have in my home. General rule of thumb: When looking for a casserole dish avoid colors, avoid ceramics, and avoid enamel-coated metal casseroles. Have the food be the decoration on your table, […]

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Blue Glass Pyrex Custard Cup Ramekin

Blue Glass Pyrex Custard Dish

Blue Glass Pyrex Custard Dish: Lead-Free!  (“Non-Detect For Lead!”) Tamara’s Grade: “A+” A+= I would definitely have these and use these in my home. (In fact I have the same exact ones in clear glass.) If you appreciate my advocacy work, please consider donating even just $5 via my #GoFundMe! Link HERE! Thank you.

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Pyrex Glass 100th Anniversary Measuring Cup (2013): Positive for 54 ppm Cadmium in the Dark Blue Exterior Markings.

2013 “100th Anniversary” Pyrex glass measuring cup with dark blue painted markings. When tested with an XRF instrument this cup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): ND/Non-Detect (Negative) Cadmium (Cd):  54 +/- 8 ppm Cadmium is a known possible carcinogen and, regardless of regulatory standards and “allowable limits”, does not belong in our cookware. To […]

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Lead-Free Measuring Cup Choices

My friends, followers and readers have been asking me for this one for a while, so here’s a dedicated post with a few choices for measuring cups that are similar to those in my home or are similar to ones I recommend based on testing I have done for others. Important Note: Many of the […]

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