Archive | XRF Testing

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Large Orange Vintage Pyrex Mixing Bowl: 61,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Made In USA” orange mixing bowl: 61,100 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Notice all the flecks of paint (leaded paint) missing from this vintage Pyrex mixing bowl!  I love this image. I illuminated the bowl from the inside to show the worn- chipped exterior finish. Please share and browse the […]

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Leaded Dishes: Franciscan Ivy

83,900 ppm lead – Franciscan Ivy Tray Vintage Dishes #XRFTesting #LeadedDishware Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Dishes (especially vintage dishes!) are not regulated for total lead content (via XRF reading.) Click here to see some lead-free dishware options!

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Franciscan Earthenware Madeira Pattern Dishes: 67,300 ppm Lead

Vintage Franciscan Madeira Pattern Plate: tested positive for 67,300 parts per million lead when tested with an XRF instrument. To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here. For context, modern items intended for use by children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead in the paint/glaze or coating. Dishes (especially vintage […]

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Vintage (c. 1955-1966) Franciscan Autumn Pattern China: 716,100 ppm Lead + Arsenic Too!

Franciscan Autumn Pattern plate & saucer: as high as 716,100 ppm lead. Autumn Pattern: 1955 – 1966 Also: 73,000 ppm arsenic. Note: the plate was higher lead than the bowl, and they look like they are from different batches based on the maker’s marks on the bottom.  The bowl / saucer was in the neighborhood […]

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Vintage Franciscan Earthenware Plate: 100,400 ppm Lead

Franciscan Potteries Earthenware Tray/ Plate: 100,400 ppm lead! Vintage Dishes #XRFTesting #LeadedDishware Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Dishes (especially vintage dishes!) are not regulated for total lead content (via XRF reading.) Click here to see some lead-free dishware options! Thank you for reading and for […]

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Leaded China: Franciscan Apple

Franciscan Apple: 80,700 ppm lead Vintage (1950s?) plate Yup – you heard me right! Tested with an XRF instrument These usually also test positive with a swab test. #XRFTesting #LeadedDishware Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Dishes are not regulated for total lead content (via XRF […]

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Leaded Mugs: Yellow & Blue

Yellow Mug: 200 ppm lead Blue Mug: non-detect for lead. No mark or maker At my friend Nancy’s house.  She loves “yard-sailing”! #XRFTesting This is one of several posts where I will share very little information and really focus on the photos and the XRF Test results.  If you have an interest in learning more […]

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2012 Minnie Mouse Mug: 108,300 ppm Lead + 28,600 ppm Arsenic

This Minnie Mouse mug was purchased new by me in Orlando at a gift shop in February of 2012. [I went there for the National Home Builders show when we were first working on filming my documentary on childhood lead poisoning.] The mug tested positive with an XRF instrument with the following readings: Lead (Pb): […]

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Leaded Mugs: Darker Blue Corelle

Corelle Stoneware Mugs These are the mugs that come with the lead-free glass plates they sell… Medium Blue Mugs Purchased 5 or 6 years ago 1,585 ppm lead 231 ppm arsenic “Made in Thailand” #XRFTesting This is one of several posts where I will share very little information and really focus on the photos and […]

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M-I-C-K-E-Y… Mickey Mouse Disney Mug By Anchor Hocking: 75,300 ppm Lead + 15,400 ppm Arsenic

Anchor Brand Made in USA Vintage (1980?) Mickey Mouse Club milk glass mug As high as 75,300 ppm lead and 15,400 arsenic in the painted design The milk glass is “non-detect” for lead and tested positive for arsenic at 8 ppm #XRFTesting This is one of several posts where I will share very little information […]

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