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#Leaded: Vintage Faux Pearls

Grandma’s vintage faux pearls (that feel real!) 295,900 +/- 34,000 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. (These types of faux pearls also usually test positive when tested with a reactive agent test – like a LeadCheck swab.) [Here’s my Amazon affiliate link for LeadCheck swabs too!] Here are more posts with vintage faux pearls […]

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#Leaded: Little Vintage (1980s?) Plastic Avon Bear

Vintage Plastic Avon Bear Pin. 2,300+ ppm lead (Pb). The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. I have tested quite a few vintage and newer Avon items that have been very […]

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