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Ceramic Teddy Bear Child’s Mug

Ceramic Baby Cup with Teddy Bear: 15,000 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF instrument. FYI: The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything over 90 ppm lead. Items intended for adults (including dishware) are generally unregulated for total lead content. Tamara Rating: F F = I would absolutely NEVER let […]

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Classic Ceramics California Pantry Mug

Classic Ceramics, California Pantry, 1998. Ceramic Mug, Made in Indonesia: 6,913 ppm lead, 532 ppm Cadmium. #XRFTesting FYI: The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything over 90 ppm lead. Items intended for adults (including dishware) are generally unregulated for total lead content. Tamara Rating: F F = If you served […]

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Blue Corelle Stoneware Mug

Blue Corelle Ceramic Mug:  95 ppm Lead. Made in Thailand. #XRFTesting FYI: The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything over 90 ppm lead. Items intended for adults (including dishware) are generally unregulated for total lead content. This mug would be considered safe by most standards.  I would not […]

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“Classic Greek” Ceramic Coffee Cup!

Coffee cup , ceramic: no lead, no cadmium, no mercury! Woohoo! #XRFTesting FYI: The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything over 90 ppm lead. Items intended for adults (including dishware) are generally unregulated for total lead content. For More Safer Choices For Your Family Click […]

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Ceramic Cow Creamer; Circa 2010

Ceramic cream cow: 85 ppm lead (purchased at Modcloth). #XRFTesting This item is considered lead-safe by all standards. The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything over 90 ppm lead. Items intended for adults (including dishware) are generally unregulated for total lead content. For More Safer Choices For […]

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Strawberry Shortcake Glasses

Strawberry Shortcake Mug & Glass – 1980s vintage. As high as 87,500 ppm lead (on the painted decorations). Tested with an XRF. This level of lead is common in the painted decorations on both modern and vintage decorated mugs and glasses. While in most case the leaded decoration is only on the outside of the glass, your […]

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Green Glass Desk Lamp

Library / desk lamp with green glass: 32,400 ppm lead (in the glass.) Tested with an XRF. Thoughts: Is this going to harm the owner?  Probably not. Can we manufacture lead-free glass for items like this?  Absolutely, yes. Is manufacturing items with high lead content harming the environment and potentially harming factory workers?  Absolutely, yes. Can we strive to have lead-free homes and a lead-free […]

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Wilson Tennis Racket

Wilson Tennis Racket: 5,684 ppm lead on handle. Tested with an XRF.  Tennis rackets I have tested have gone either way, with some being positive for lead and some being negative.  This is particularly concerning because it is the grippy part of the handle that tested positive for lead. These grips wear and deteriorate and are held […]

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Blue “Cornflower” Design Corning Baking Pan

Corning Blue Corn Flower Casserole, lead free! (non-detect for lead). Tested with an XRF All of the ones like this (with this blue pattern) that I have tested have been negative for lead, HOWEVER any of the similar pans with the multi-colored decorations have been positive for HIGH LEVELS of lead! If you appreciate what […]

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