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1963 The Roosevelt Era Book Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1963 Hardcover Printing of “Volume 14 of The American Heritage New Illustrated History Of The United States; The Roosevelt Era”

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item manufactured and intended to be used by children is 90 ppm or higher in the coating (or paint) and 100 ppm (or higher) in the substrate. This 1963 printing of “The Roosevelt Era” […]

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1968 Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions Mad Magazine Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadFree: (Surprise!) 1968 Paperback Copy of “Al Jaffee Spews Out Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions”

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. It was a huge surprise that this 1968 paperback printing of MAD’s “Al Jaffee Spews Out Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” was lead-free! We are also super excited about this because this is one of my husband’s favorite books from his childhood (he was born […]

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1965 Great Detective Stories Book Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1965 Great Detective Stories Hardcover Book

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item manufactured and intended to be used by children is 90 ppm or higher in the coating (or paint) and 100 ppm (or higher) in the substrate. This 1965 printing of “Great Detective Stories” […]

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Mill Stream Made In England Johnson Brothers Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Johnson Brothers Mill Stream Vintage Ceramic Ironstone Plate, Made In England

This vintage Johnson Brothers Mill Stream ceramic “Ironstone” dish tested positive for the following levels when tested with an XRF instrument: Lead (Pb): 54,700 +/- 1,700 ppm Barium (Ba): 489 +/- 104 ppm Tin (Sn): 1,261 +/- 78 ppm Zinc (Zn): 3,461 +/- 178 ppm Iron (Fe): 540 +/- 181 ppm As always, please let […]

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1958 Little Golden Book Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 2

#Leaded: 1958 Little Golden Book, Three Bedtime Stories

1958 Little Golden Book, tested positive for 208 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Items intended for children are considered unsafe (and illegal if newly manufactured) when they test positive for lead at 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm lead (or higher) in the substrate. To see more […]

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Vintage Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China, Made in USA c. 1941

When this Franciscan Desert Rose Earthenware China (Made in the USA, c. 1941 and later) was tested with an XRF instrument it came in at 122,200 +/- 5,000 ppm lead. It is negative for Cd (cadmium), As (arsenic) and Hg (mercury), however that is one heck of a lot of lead to be found in […]

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Vintage Faux Pearls Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded: Vintage Faux Pearls

Grandma’s vintage faux pearls (that feel real!) 295,900 +/- 34,000 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. (These types of faux pearls also usually test positive when tested with a reactive agent test – like a LeadCheck swab.) [Here’s my Amazon affiliate link for LeadCheck swabs too! http://amzn.to/2tpGNzO] Here are more posts with vintage faux pearls […]

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#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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#LeadFree: Vintage Fisher Price Big Bird

Vintage Fisher Price Big Bird doll tested negative for lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury. #GoFigure!!! – Thanks for reading! Tamara #LeadSafeMama Check out the test results of more things I have tested here: https://tamararubin.com/2018/01/index/

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