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Thrift Store Find For Today: BW Stevenson’s 1972 Record Album “Lead Free”: 8,357 +/- 167 ppm Lead [90 ppm is unsafe]

Really, I don’t need to say much about this one, right? So funny that an album named “Lead Free” even exists – let alone the fact that it is positive for more than 8,000 ppm Lead! LOL (#RandomThingsTamaraFindsHysterical!) My husband bought this for me (for $1), knowing it would likely test positive for a high […]

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#Leaded: Vintage MatchBox Car Vinyl Case

Vintage vinyl MatchBox car case. Made in Canada. Tested positive for as much as 310 ppm lead. In 2017 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm (or higher in) the substrate. – Would you […]

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1966 Peter Pan ’45 of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: 3,777 ppm Lead.

1966 Peter Pan brand Christmas record: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Paper sleeve: lead free. Vinyl record: 3,777 ppm lead. For context, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item made for and intended to be used by children is 90 ppm lead in the coating and 100 ppm lead […]

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#LeadFree: RCA Victor ’45, “It’s Easy For You To Say”

RCA Victor ’45 record.  “It’s Easy For You To Say.” Year unknown (will research!) Non-detect (ND / Negative) for lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), arsenic (As), and cadmium (Cd). Tested with an XRF instrument. Thanks to the California Care Connection for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For more […]

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1953 Cricket Records “Jolly Tunes”: Cadmium (Cd): 192 ppm, Mercury (Hg): 22 ppm! Do you have vintage vinyl at home?

Cricket Records ’33 record from 1953, “Jolly Time.” When tested with an XRF instrument it had the following readings.   Lead (Pb): Negative (“non-detect”) Arsenic (As): Negative (“non-detect”) Cadmium (Cd): 192 +/- 15 ppm Mercury (Hg): 22 +/- 14 ppm To see more vinyl records I have tested, click here. For more #SaferChoices for your […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Vinyl, 1956 “Mercury” Records, Lola Dee & Rusty Draper

Vintage 1956 vinyl record. 186 +/- 33 ppm lead (Pb) & 23 +/- 14 ppm cadmium (Cd). Non-Detect for Mercury (Hg) and Arsenic (As). Tested with an XRF instrument. Thanks to Bethany Gunter for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If […]

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Vintage Record Album – Kenny Baker, Christian Science Hymnal: 7,713 ppm Lead. Who has vintage records at home?

Kenny Baker, Christian Science Hymnal. Year unknown. To see more vinyl records I have tested, click here. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage vinyl record album had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 7,713 +/- 250 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative / Non-Detect (ND) Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect (ND) Arsenic (As): Negative / Non-Detect […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Vinyl – Roger Williams on Kapp Records

Roger Williams on Kapp Records 45. Moonlight Love. Year unknown. 293 +/- 36 ppm lead (Pb). Non-Detect for Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and Arsenic (As). Tested with an XRF instrument. For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) please consider making a contribution via […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Vinyl – Lawrence Welk, DOT

Vintage Lawrence Welk DOT 45. 8,014 +/- 270 ppm lead (Pb). Non-Detect for Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and Arsenic (As). Tested with an XRF instrument. For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) please consider making a contribution via GoFundMe or PayPal. Thank you! […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Vinyl – 1979 MOTOWN

1979 MOTOWN 45. 3,408 +/- 142 ppm lead (Pb). Non-Detect for Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd) and Arsenic (As). Tested with an XRF instrument. For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to support my advocacy work (and this website) please consider making a contribution via GoFundMe or PayPal. Thank you! *Some of […]

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