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Vintage Red Pyrex Milk Glass Fridge Container with Lid Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#SuperLeaded: Vintage Pyrex Food Storage Container with Lid

This vintage Pyrex food storage container (which I bought on eBay for my book and my #MuseumOfLead collection) was positive for lead at some of the highest levels I have ever found. It’s super interesting to note how the red is fairly solid with few blemishes and little wear, much like it would have been […]

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Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Tom And Jerry Mug 2

#Leaded: Tom And Jerry Vintage Milk Glass Christmas Mug

This little Christmas mug was tested with an XRF instrument and the results were as follows: White Milk Glass (unpainted) 176 +/- 19 ppm Pb 9 +/- 3 ppm Br Green Paint 37,100 +/- 1,000 ppm Pb 943 +/- 50 ppm Cd 317 +/- 79 ppm Ba 11,600 +/- 900 ppm Cr Red Paint 27,900 […]

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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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#Leaded: Vintage French Clear Arcoroc Juice Glass

Small vintage clear glass Arcoroc juice glass. Made in France. Tested positive for lead with an XRF instrument for 223 ppm lead. Here are some Amazon affiliate links* to similar, modern (“Made in France”) lead-free glasses (#SaferChoices!): I would LOVE to test THESE to confirm that they are lead free! More […]

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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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Strawberry Shortcake Glasses

Strawberry Shortcake Mug & Glass – 1980s vintage. As high as 87,500 ppm lead (on the painted decorations). Tested with an XRF. This level of lead is common in the painted decorations on both modern and vintage decorated mugs and glasses. While in most case the leaded decoration is only on the outside of the glass, your […]

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Leaded Pyrex: Worn Colors

Reddish orange Pyrex dish with most of paint worn off: 23,000 ppm lead This is a great example of how the colors on these pieces wear. And the question is… where does that leaded color go?  Also important note: even with so much wear, it tested incredibly high for lead. Imagine what the lead level […]

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