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How can I tell if my tupperware is toxic Lead Safe Mama 5

#AskTamara: How can I tell if my vintage Tupperware plastic cups are toxic? By Color? By Shape? By Age?

New post! First in a series of four that I will be doing to try to draw some distinctions between the Tupperware pieces WITH toxicants (Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic) and those without. If you have any information or links to help inform this conversation (for example information about years made for certain model numbers?) […]

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How can I tell if my tupperware is toxic Lead Safe Mama 8

Press Release: Toxicants (Lead, Cadmium, Mercury & Arsenic) Found In Vintage Tupperware

Press release is the second image, below the embedded Facebook post. Please share with any press contact you might have. Thank you. (Click the image of the press release to see the full-size PDF with clickable links.) For all of the posts related to this press release, click here. _____________________________________ Original Facebook Post: _______________________________________________________

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Vintage Plastic Lead Safe Mama Fisher Price Tupperware

Why do VINTAGE plastics (like Fisher Price & Tupperware) often contain Lead, Mercury, Arsenic & Cadmium?

For starters, please consider reading this linked study (click the image below) which discusses this concern in detail: There are two reasons vintage plastics often have lead: In brightly-colored vintage plastics, the toxicants (Lead, Mercury, Arsenic and Cadmium) are often used as components of colorants in the plastics. I have also found that vintage flexible/pliable […]

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Brown Vintage Tupperware Bowl with Lid Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage Tupperware BROWN bowl: Negative for Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and Arsenic!

To read details about the concern for toxicants in vintage Tupperware products, I encourage you to read my original post on the subject here (and please also read all of the comments and responses on that post for the full conversation.) Thank you! [Please also scroll down to see all of the images – which […]

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Yellow VIntage Tupperware Bowl Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Tupperware YELLOW bowl: 2,677 ppm Cadmium + 15 ppm Mercury (both are extremely poisonous to humans).

To read details about the concern for toxicants in vintage Tupperware products, I encourage you to read my original post on the subject here (and please also read all of the comments and responses on that post for the full conversation.) Thank you! [Please also scroll down to see all of the images – which […]

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Vintage Green Tupperware Snap Top Bowl Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Tupperware GREEN bowl: 2,780 ppm Lead + 234 ppm Arsenic (both metals are poisonous to humans).

Pictures here are with and without flash to give a better sense of the color of this bowl. To read details about the concern for toxicants in vintage Tupperware products, I encourage you to read my original post on the subject here (and please also read all of the comments and responses on that post […]

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Vintage Band-Aid Tin Lead Safe Mama 1

Oh the irony! Vintage metal Band-Aid tin, painted in Lead Paint! 2,193 +/- 147 ppm Lead! [90 ppm is unsafe for kids.]

When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage Band-Aid box had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 2,193 +/- 147 ppm Chromium (Cr): 1,022 +/- 126 ppm Zinc (Zn): 2,897 +/- 267 ppm Copper (Cu): 433 +/- 172 ppm Iron (Fe): 851,800 +/- 1,800 ppm Titanium (Ti): 128,600 +/- 1,200 ppm Cobalt (Co): 8,264 +/- 1,305 […]

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Duchess Bone China Made In England Rose Pattern Lead Safe Mama 1

Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 70,900 ppm Lead

Please click the link below for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Duchess Bone China Saucer, Made In England – Rose Pattern: 49,000 ppm Lead When tested with an XRF instrument, this dish had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 70,900 +/- 2,300 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): 269 […]

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Queen Anne Country Gardens Bone China Teacup Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup: 81,300 ppm Lead [90 ppm is unsafe for kids.]

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vintage Queen Anne “Country Gardens” Pattern Bone China Teacup. Made in England. When tested with an XRF instrument, this teacup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 81,300 +/- 2,800 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Vale Bone China Made In Longton England Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vale Saucer Made in Longton England – Floral Pattern: 54,600 ppm Lead

Please click the link for help finding safer choices for your holiday table. Vale Saucer Made in Longton, England. Floral Pattern (pattern name not marked on piece). When tested with an XRF instrument, this saucer had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 54,600 +/- 1,600 ppm Mercury (Hg): Negative/Non-Detect Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect Barium (Ba): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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