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Vintage Old Town Blue Corelle Saucer Lead Safe Mama 1

“Old Town Blue” Pattern Vintage Corelle Small Plate, c.1972 – 1982: 18,200 ppm Lead

  Vintage Corelle glass saucer in the “Old Town Blue” pattern. The dark blue paint on this dish tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead (Pb): 18,200 +/- 400 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 133 +/- 13 ppm Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative Mercury (Hg): […]

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Homer Laughlin Georgian Eggshell Tray Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Tamara’s Toxic Holiday Dishes Guide: Do my dishes have Lead? Click and read this post to see if YOUR china has Lead!

Click and read this post to see if YOUR china has Lead! Welcome to my website! I am sure this post will bring in quite a few new friends so I thought I would start it with an introduction. I am a mother of Lead-poisoned children, and a childhood Lead-poisoning prevention activist and advocate. I […]

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Crazy Daisy Corelle Spring Blossom Green Vintage Plate Lead Safe Mama 4

Vintage Corelle Plate With Crazy Daisy Spring Blossom Green Border Pattern: 15,200 ppm Lead + Cadmium

To see more Corelle pieces I have tested, Click HERE. Vintage Corelle Plate With Green Crazy Daisy / Spring Blossom Green Border. This green painted decorative border of this Corelle plate was positive for a very high level of Lead. Based on stories my readers have shared with me (since first posting this piece), the […]

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Duchess Bone China Made In England Rose Pattern Lead Safe Mama 1

Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 70,900 ppm Lead

Please click the link below for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 49,000 ppm Lead When tested with an XRF instrument, this dish had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 70,900 +/- 2,300 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): 269 […]

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Queen Anne Country Gardens Bone China Teacup Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup: 81,300 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup. Made in England. When tested with an XRF instrument, this teacup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 81,300 +/- 2,800 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Vale Bone China Made In Longton England Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vale Saucer Made in Longton England – Floral Pattern: 54,600 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vale Saucer Made in Longton, England. Floral Pattern (pattern name not marked on piece). When tested with an XRF instrument, this saucer had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 54,600 +/- 1,600 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Johnson Brothers Made In England Fish Plate Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Johnson Brothers Fish Plate [Design No. 3], Made In England – 70,800 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage “Fish” dinner plate by Johnson Brothers. “Made in England”. “Design No. 3.” “A genuine hand engraving.” “All decoration under the glaze. Detergent & acid resisting colour.” To see more Johnson Brothers pieces I have tested, Click Here. When tested with an […]

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Lenox Brookdale Made In USA Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

This vintage Lenox china pattern has glaze that is more than 13% Lead!

Lenox “Brookdale” Pattern, Made In USA china. This little dish was brought to me at an event in New Hampshire recently. My facebook friend sent her mama to my event and told her to bring a few dishes with her, in case I would be able to test them. She brought these and a couple […]

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Johnson Bros Willow England Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Johnson Brothers Blue Willow England Saucer, post 1912: 43,100 ppm Lead

This vintage Johnson Bros. blue Willow pattern shallow bowl/ saucer (made in England), was likely made after 1912 (based on the back mark, source.) Related: #AskTamara: What do you use to test for Lead? As with nearly all of the Willow pattern china I have tested, it was positive for very high (unsafe) levels of lead […]

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Mill Stream Made In England Johnson Brothers Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Johnson Brothers Mill Stream Ceramic Ironstone Plate, Made In England – 54,700 ppm Lead

This vintage Johnson Brothers Mill Stream ceramic “Ironstone” dish tested positive for the following levels when tested with an XRF instrument: Lead (Pb): 54,700 +/- 1,700 ppm Barium (Ba): 489 +/- 104 ppm Tin (Sn): 1,261 +/- 78 ppm Zinc (Zn): 3,461 +/- 178 ppm Iron (Fe): 540 +/- 181 ppm For more information about […]

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