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Artificial Christmas Tree Sample Branch 2018 Lead Safe Mama

Do you want me to test your artificial Christmas tree for Lead? Click for more info.

Hi all! The other day I posted about the concern over very high levels of Lead found in the plastics used in some artificial Christmas trees (LINK), and in that post offered to test clippings of people’s trees for them if they are interested in sending them to me. So far I’ve gotten responses from […]

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Ceramic Decorative Christmas Stocking Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Glazed Ceramic Christmas Stocking Desk Decoration, by TriCoastalDesign.com

Ceramic stocking (desk top decoration) by TriCoastalDesign.com: Lead: 33,200 +/- 1,300 ppm Cadmium: 3,258 +/- 249 ppm* When I test an item like this and find a high lead level on one color, I don’t bother testing each of the additional colors… because “that’s enough!”  I am also pissed off, because this is yet another […]

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Vintage Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Mug Christmas Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Royal Norfolk Ceramic Snowman Christmas Mug: as high as 1007 ppm Lead + Cadmium

This Royal Norfolk “Made In China” snowman mug tested positive for lead and cadmium at the following levels (Note, year of manufacture is unknown, however I don’t believe this is very old). Here’s a link to this exact piece on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Qnone7 To see more Royal Norfolk pieces I have tested, Click HERE. To see more […]

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Vintage Ceramic Leaded Snowman Teapot Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

Functional Ceramic Christmas Snowman Teapot: 30,200 ppm Lead

To see more Christmas items I have tested, Click HERE. This little Christmas snowman teapot tested positive for Lead (Pb) at 30,200 +/- 900 ppm. Year of manufacture not known. Tested in 2018. Tested with an XRF instrument. Full XRF Reading (Toxicants): Lead (Pb): 30,200 +/- 900 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND/negative) Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND/negative) Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect […]

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Lucerne Foods Ceramic Christmas Cookie Jar Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: Lucerne Foods Holiday Christmas Food Storage Canister

This Lucerne Foods cookie jar/food storage container was positive for lead at the following levels when tested with an XRF instrument: Outside Glaze: 5,441 +/- 189 ppm lead (Pb) & 150 +/- 16 ppm cadmium (Cd). ~ Inside Glaze: 159 +/- 33 ppm lead (Pb). This piece was non-detect (ND/Negative) for mercury (Hg) and arsenic […]

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#LeadSafe: 2017 Walgreens Ceramic Christmas “Not Intended For Children” Santa Claus Mug (but Cadmium!)

This 2017 Santa Mug (which I personally purchased last holiday season from Walgreens in Milwaukie, Oregon, once I saw the label on the bottom – scroll down to see the pic!) was positive for lead and cadmium in the following levels: Red Glaze: Lead (Pb): 122 +/- 54 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 1,657 +/- 105 ppm […]

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Vintage Green Pyrex Spring Blossom Mixing Bowl close up Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

Testing Vintage Glassware (Pyrex, Libbey, Anchor Hocking) With A LeadCheck Swab (Video)

Spring Blossom Green Posts Anchor Hocking Cornflower Casserole Post Chip In Link My affiliate link* for LeadCheck swabs: https://amzn.to/2HJLB4N If you purchase something on Amazon after clicking one of my affiliate links I receive a small percentage of what you spend at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting my advocacy work in this […]

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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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2003 Blue Glass Ball Christmas Ornament: 748 ppm Lead + Arsenic Too

#LeadedChristmas – Glass blue ball Christmas ornament. Dated: December 20, 2003. (This was a wedding favor at a Christmas wedding that my friend went to.) When tested with an XRF instrument this ornament had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 748 +/- 54 ppm Arsenic (As): 158 +/- 40 ppm  Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect Mercury […]

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#LeadFree: Blue Plastic Ball Ornaments

#Christmas2017 #LeadFreeChristmas – Blue plastic ornaments. With gold hanging top. ND for Pb, Cd, Hg, & As. Here’s a lead-free Christmas decoration option on Amazon.* Thanks to Christina Louise for donating and supporting my advocacy! Each donation helps make a new post possible! For #SaferChoices for your family, click here. If you would like to […]

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