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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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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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Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead. Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead

Do Franciscan Potteries vintage dishes have unsafe levels of lead? Does Mexican pottery that is marked lead-free have unsafe levels of lead? (video)

Here are the blog posts related to the video below: Franciscan Ivy. Franciscan Desert Rose. Mexican “Lead-Free” Pottery. Comments to the “viewers” in this are from the original posting of the video as a Facebook Live video! Video is about 6 minutes long, and also shows you how to stretch one LeadCheck swab out to […]

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Vintage Clarence Bone China Teacup: 56,700 ppm Lead [90 ppm is unsafe for kids.]

Clarence Bone China, Made in England, Teacup: 56,700 ppm Lead. For context, the amount of lead that is considered unsafe in newly manufactured items intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint, coating or glaze. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and when selling them (in most […]

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Syracuse China “Old Ivory” “Made In America” Tea Cup: 26,200 ppm Lead [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Antique Syracuse China “Made In America” Old Ivory Teacup; Tested positive for lead (Pb) at 26,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is 90 ppm lead or higher (in the paint, glaze or coating.) […]

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Franciscan Earthenware Madeira Pattern Dishes: 67,300 ppm Lead. [90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe in children’s items.]

Vintage Franciscan Madeira Pattern Plate: tested positive for 67,300 parts per million lead when tested with an XRF instrument. To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here. For context, modern items intended for use by children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead in the paint/glaze or coating. Dishes (especially vintage […]

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