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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Orange

Orange plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 459,300 parts per million lead. [Sorry about the fuzzy photo!] Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know is lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. […]

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Blue Vintage Bauer Los Angeles Dinner Plate: 434,800 parts per million Lead [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Blue plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 434,800 parts per million lead. Even though the Lead level on this plate (when tested with an XRF instrument) was incredibly high, this particular plate tested negative with tested with a Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – and do not always […]

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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Saucer, Yellow

Yellow saucer, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles : 174,800 parts per million lead. Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know if lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. Better to have lead-free […]

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#LeadedDishes: Bauer Los Angeles Plate, Yellow

Yellow plate, vintage Bauer, Los Angeles: 524,400 parts per million lead. Tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery)- Why take the risk? The only way to know if lead is leaching is to send it to a lab. Better to have lead-free dishes […]

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From 2013: The surprising source of most mercury pollution: Gold mining

Please click on the image below to see the full pdf of the article. Click here to see gold items that I have tested with an XRF that were also positive for mercury. The original link to article from 2013 can be seen here. A graphic depicting sources of mercury pollution from the original article […]

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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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Vintage Crown Trent Staffordshire Made In England Teacup: 47,200 ppm Lead. [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Teacup: 47,200 ppm Lead (Pb). Fine Bone China Crown Trent Staffordshire England For Context: in 2018 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for use children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating, paint or glaze or 100 ppm (or higher) in the substrate. Dishware is […]

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#LeadedChina: Golden Crown Coffee Cup

Coffee cup : 44,000 ppm lead/ Bone China – Golden Crown – E & R, England Rose Queen Series, Ena Harkness. —- For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and in most cases it is […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Emile Henry Bowl & Plate

 Newer (2014) Emile Henry plate and bowl: 120-140 ppm lead. This has likely been leach tested and passed with flying colors. Leach testing is a different methodology for determining lead content than XRF testing. Click links below for more information about testing. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Emile Henry Loaf Pan

Emile Henry; Made In France: 260 ppm lead. This has likely been leach tested and passed with flying colors. Leach testing is a different methodology for determining lead content than XRF testing. Click links below for more information about testing. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in kitchenware […]

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