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#Leaded: Vintage Milk Glass Corning Teacup

This vintage milk-glass “Made in USA” Corning brand tea cup tested positive for lead when tested with an XRF instrument at 804 ppm lead in the white (undecorated) milk glass component of the cup. Tested in 2014. In 2018 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Tepco Ceramic Bowl

Vintage “Tepco” “Made in USA” ceramic bowl. Tested positive for lead at 28,100 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument in 2014. Would you like to see more test results like this? Please help me rent (or eventually buy!) an XRF instrument to continue this independent consumer goods testing and advocacy work. You can support […]

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#LeadSafe: Pfaltzgraff Dish, Made In USA

This Pfaltzgraff, Made in the USA dish (age unknown, pattern name unknown, tested in 2014) tested positive for lead at 60 parts per million (ppm) when tested with an XRF instrument.  This level of lead is considered safe by all standards, American and European. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint […]

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Vintage Lenox China Teacup

Vintage Lenox Charleston China Teacup: 85,000 ppm lead.  Most vintage Lenox china I have tested has been positive for high levels of lead. Tamara’s Grade: “F” “F” = I would not want to use it in my home, I would (politely) refuse to drink anything that you served in it in your home. I would advise you to chuck it. Vintage glazed […]

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