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#LeadedDishes: Vintage Metal Toy Plate

Vintage toy metal plate with owl: 465 ppm lead •  343 ppm arsenic Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items manufactured today as intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so this would NOT be considered lead-safe.) Dishes are not sold as “intended for children” so total lead […]

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1970s Yellow Plastic “Ingrid” – Made In Chicago Dishes: 4,002 ppm Lead + 1,025 ppm Arsenic

Vintage – made in Chicago by “Ingrid” • 1970s plastic cup and plate. When tested with an XRF instrument this set had the following readings:  Yellow Plastic Plate: Lead (Pb): 4,002 ppm Arsenic (As): 1,025 ppm  Yellow Plastic Cup: Lead (Pb): 3,235 ppm Arsenic (As): 848 ppm The amount of lead considered unsafe in items manufactured […]

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#LeadFree: White Crate & Barrel Dishes

Newer Crate & Barrel plate : Negative (non-detect) for lead and arsenic. Tested with an XRF instrument #XRFTesting Please note: not all Crate & Barrel dishware is negative for lead (when tested with an XRF.)  The owner of this particular dish told me that it was purchased “recently” as of January 2016.  Also please note […]

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Vintage Arcoroc Clear Glass Plate: 256 ppm Lead

Vintage Arcoroc Clear Glass Plate (year unknown), Made in France. When tested with an XRF instrument the dish pictured here was positive at the following level: 256 ppm Lead. This is common with vintage clear glass (and especially vintage clear glass that was made in France.) New clear glass should be Lead-free. Here are some links […]

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#LeadSafeDishes: Red & White Plate

Red & White Ceramic Plate: 83 ppm lead (on white) • 331 ppm Cadmium (on red) —- Tested with an XRF The amount of lead considered unsafe in items intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. (so this would be considered lead-safe.) Dishes are not sold as “intended for children” so total lead […]

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Door Handles / Door Knobs – Newish, c. 2015: 28,200 ppm Lead (on a home in Maine).

  When tested with an XRF instrument these “Iron”* door pulls had the following readings:   Curved handle: 9,500 ppm Lead Thumb latch (worn): 11,100 ppm Lead Flat back plate: 28,200 ppm Lead.  *Please note, these are not actually Iron, they are in fact leaded brass finished to look like iron with a “rubbed bronze” […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Pyrex Cinderella Mixing Bowl in Black & White “Gooseberry” Pattern, c. 1957-1966

Small vintage “Gooseberry” pattern Pyrex Cinderella style mixing bowl- white glass with black paint. Black painted pattern: 35,500 parts per million (ppm) lead. White glass: 183 ppm lead.  To learn more about XRF Testing & the potential implications of lead in cookware click HERE and HERE.  Read more about lead-in-Pyrex here.

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Vintage Pyrex Teacup & Saucer with Pink Stripe & Gold Edge: 79,800 ppm Lead + Cadmium Too

Made in USA: Pyrex; cup & saucer: 79,800 ppm Lead (Pb) & 1,962 ppm Cadmium (Cd). Most ceramics or glass items that are tinted pink or red have some level of cadmium in them. This is especially true for the vintage or antique items. To learn more about the concern for Cadmium (Cd) toxicity Click […]

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Vintage Pyrex Food Storage: Even with very worn paint this is still positive for Lead (Pb) at 23,000 ppm.

Reddish orange vintage Pyrex refrigerator dish with most of paint worn off. When tested with an XRF instrument this piece had the following reading for Lead: Lead (Pb): 23,000 ppm. This is a great example of how the colors on these pieces wear. The question is… where does that Leaded color go?  Also important note: […]

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