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#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 Stand Hand Juicer

Vintage countertop stand hand juicer. No mark or maker noted. The corroding deteriorating gray metal part that touches the orange while it is being juiced was positive for lead at 2,254 ppm.  The white enamel part was positive for lead at 168 ppm. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Unmarked White Enamel Cooking Pot

Tested in 2014.  This pot was positive for 463 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Age and maker are unknown. Most vintage enamelware is high lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead and higher (90 and up for coatings, 100 and […]

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#LeadFree: Vintage 1950s Silverware, Blossom Time

My husband’s mother died of a very aggressive form of lung cancer when he was just 18 years old (c. 1976.).  As a result, I never met my mother-in-law – and my children never had her as a grandma. Somehow, with all that has happened to our little family in the past 16 years [April […]

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Would you like some lead (or cadmium or arsenic) with that ice cream?

Vintage Ice Cream Scoop. Metal: 28 ppm lead – considered safe by all standards. Red Plastic Handle: 3,091 ppm cadmium / 26 ppm Arsenic. — Most ice cream scoops I have tested (especially the vintage ones) have tested positive for at least some lead with an XRF.  For #SaferChoices in ice cream scoops for your […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Vintage Ceramic Hull Brand Mixing Bowl

Ceramic “Hull” mixing bowl: 31,400 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For LEAD FREE mixing bowl choices, click HERE. For more safer choices in kitchenware options, click here. Note:  I am not saying this particular bowl will poison the people using it.  I am saying that there is no reason […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Vintage Ceramic Mixing Bowls

Vintage – unmarked mixing bowls – 9180 ppm lead – cracked & crazing. Not regulated. 90 ppm is considered toxic in a child’s toy. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For LEAD FREE mixing bowl choices, click HERE. For more safer choices in kitchenware options, click here. Note:  I am not saying […]

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#LeadedDishes: Vintage 1970s Era Cereal Bowl

Vintage (1970s?) cereal bowl: 134,100 ppm lead (yikes!) The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. Vintage dishes are not regulated for total lead content (as detected with an XRF), yet you still may be using them as your “everyday dishes”!!!! To […]

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