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Crate And Barrel Miguel Highball Made In Mexico Glass Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Made In Mexico Crate & Barrel “Miguel Highball” Glass: Lead Free (Click for my guide to buying Lead-free glassware!)

When tested with an XRF instrument this Crate & Barrel “Miguel Highball” drinking glass (Made In Mexico)  had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Negative (Non-detect/ND) Mercury (Hg): Negative (Non-detect/ND) Cadmium (Cd): Negative (Non-detect/ND) Arsenic (As): Negative (Non-detect/ND) Crate and Barrel products have gone either way over the past decade or more (unleaded or leaded), although many of their […]

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Another Blue Ball Jar

Another Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 53 ppm lead (+/- 13 ppm). (This lead level is considered safe by all standards.) 13 ppm cadmium (+/- 6 ppm). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you […]

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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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Newer Blue Ball Jar

Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 61 ppm lead (+/- 16 ppm). Considered safe by all standards. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you canned in it in your home.  If you offered me something to drink in this […]

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#XRFTesting: Blue Ball Jars!

Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 64 ppm lead. Non-detect for arsenic, mercury and cadmium. Most of the colored glass jars I have tested have ben positive for lead to some degree. This level is considered safe by all standards. I personally would not want to can in jars that are positive for lead at any level, when I […]

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Green Glass Water Bottle: Mountain Valley

Mountain Valley Spring Water Green Glass Water Bottle: 86 ppm lead (Pb.) and 11 ppm cadmium (Cd.) This is typical of a lot of the modern tinted glass water bottles I have tested. I personally look for clear glass water bottles when possible. If you appreciate what I do, the simplest way you can help […]

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Pellegrino Green Glass Water Bottle: 116 ppm Lead (Please click & read to learn more.)

The San Pellegrino Green Glass Water Bottle (pictured below) tested positive for 116 ppm Lead (Pb) when tested with an XRF instrument. My readers has a LOT of questions about this bottle when I first posted this information. Please read the following questions and answers below, and let me know if you have any additional […]

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Older/Antique/Vintage “Ball” brand canning jar

Re-posting from 2014. Older/Antique/Vintage “Ball” brand canning jar. Blue Glass: safe (tested negative/ non-detect for lead). Lid: 861 ppm lead & 1,537 cadmium . Tested with an XRF. from Please consider contributing in support of my childhood lead poisoning prevention advocacy work here or here. Thank you!

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#XRFTesting, #LeadSafe Mountain Rose Herbs Bottle

Mountain Rose Herbs Brown Glass Bottle:  85 ppm lead. This level of lead is considered safe by all standards.  Most colored glass tests positive for at least “trace” lead. “Trace” means that it is not an added ingredient in the manufacturing process but more of a super low level contaminant. If you are looking for […]

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