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Red Dress Girl Vintage Fisher Price Little People Lead Safe Mama

Vintage Fisher Price Doll. Please don’t let your kids play with these dolls. 75 ppm Cadmium (& higher) is illegal in Denmark.

The amount of CADMIUM that is considered toxic (and illegal in Denmark!) in newly manufactured items intended for use by children today, is anything 75 ppm Cadmium or more. Here’s a table from a recent (2015) study about toxicants found in vintage plastic toys. If you click on the table it will take you to […]

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Vintage Fisher Price Little People Lady with Blue Dress 1

Vintage Fisher Price Doll. Please don’t let your children play with these dolls. 90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.

The amount of Lead that is considered toxic (and illegal / unsafe) in newly manufactured items intended for use by children today, is anything over 90 ppm Lead in the paint or coating and anything over 100 ppm Lead in the substrate. Here’s a table from a recent (2015) study about toxicants found in vintage […]

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Vintage Fisher Price Green Plastic Doll Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Plastic Fisher Price Doll. Please don’t let your children play with these dolls. 90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.

The amount of Lead that is considered toxic (and illegal / unsafe) in newly manufactured items intended for use by children today, is anything over 90 ppm Lead in the paint or coating and anything over 100 ppm Lead in the substrate. Here’s a table from a recent (2015) study about toxicants found in vintage […]

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chemicals in vintage plastics

Many second hand plastic toys could pose a risk to children’s health, study suggests (Feb 2018)

Date:  January 26, 2018 Source: University of Plymouth Summary: Scientists have discovered high concentrations of hazardous elements including antimony, barium, bromine, cadmium, chromium and lead in many second hand plastic toys. Click the image below to read the story in Chemical News. Click the link here to read the linked piece in Science Daily. Click here […]

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Vintage Orange Tupperware Nesting Measuring Cups with Cadmium Lead Safe Mama 3

Orange Tupperware Vintage Measuring Cups: 61 ppm Cadmium. Cadmium is a known carcinogen for humans.

To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. When using an XRF instrument to test these plastic measuring cups (which are made of solid orange plastic with no painted markings or decorations) they had the following readings: Cadmium (Cd): 61 +/- 7 ppm Barium (Ba): 138 +/- 71 ppm Zinc (Zn): 394 +/- […]

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Vintage White Tupperware Measuring Cups Lead Safe Mama 2

White Tupperware Vintage Measuring Cups: Non-detect for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic.

To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. When using an XRF instrument to test these plastic measuring cups (which are made of solid white plastic with no painted markings or decorations) they had the following readings: Zinc (Zn): 21 +/- 7 ppm Titanium (Ti): 537 +/- 250 ppm All test results reported […]

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1982 Tupperware Catalog Lead Safe Mama Page 001 Front Cover

1982 Tupperware Catalog (a gift from one of my readers to help us date some of the pieces we have tested for Lead.)

I am so thankful to one of my readers (thank you Gail!) who found the 1982 Tupperware catalog and photographed each and every page and e-mailed them to me! Here they are to serve as a reference to help us date some of the vintage Tupperware pieces that I (together with the help of my […]

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Yellow Tupperware Cup Short Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Yellow Tupperware Cup (year unknown): Non-detect for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic.

To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. When using an XRF instrument to test this plastic cup (which is made of solid yellow plastic with no painted markings or decorations) it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Antimony (Sb): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Orange Tall Skinny Tupperware Cup Lead Safe Mama 1

Orange Tupperware Cup (year unknown): Non-detect for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic.

To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. When using an XRF instrument to test this plastic cup (which is made of solid orange plastic with no painted markings or decorations) it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Antimony (Sb): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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