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1982 Tupperware Catalog Lead Safe Mama Page 001 Front Cover

1982 Tupperware Catalog (a gift from one of my readers to help us date some of the pieces I have tested for Lead.)

I am so thankful to one of my readers (thank you Gail!) who found the 1982 Tupperware catalog and photographed each and every page and e-mailed them to me! Here they are to serve as a reference to help us date some of the pieces I have tested. It looks like many of the pieces […]

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Yellow Tupperware Cup Short Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

Yellow Tupperware Cup (year unknown): Non-detect for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic.

To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. When using an XRF instrument to test this plastic cup (which is made of solid yellow plastic with no painted markings or decorations) it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Antimony (Sb): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Orange Tall Skinny Tupperware Cup Lead Safe Mama 1

Orange Tupperware Cup (year unknown): Non-detect for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium and Arsenic.

To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. When using an XRF instrument to test this plastic cup (which is made of solid orange plastic with no painted markings or decorations) it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Cadmium (Cd): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Arsenic (As): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Chromium (Cr): Negative/Non-Detect (Nd) Antimony (Sb): Negative/Non-Detect […]

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Orange Tupperware Funnel Lead Safe Mama 4

Vintage Orange Tupperware Funnel With Handle: 1,714 ppm Lead + 17 ppm Cadmium + 181 ppm Arsenic

  To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. When using an XRF instrument to test this funnel (which is made of solid orange plastic with no painted markings or decorations) it had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 1,714 +/- 29 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 17 +/- 6 ppm Arsenic (As): 181 +/- 20 […]

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Is my tupperware Toxic Lead Safe Mama overview post

Is MY Tupperware Toxic? Here are pictures of everything I have tested so far with links to the XRF test results.

Check back here periodically for updates. Each time I add a new post I will upload a picture and link it to the post with the test results. Please note that just because (for example) ONE orange cup is negative for toxicants that does not mean that all items of that color will be negative. […]

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Red Tupperware Mug and Saucer Lead Safe Mama 1

Red Tupperware Mug and Saucer, Year Unknown: Red plastic elements are negative for Lead, Mercury, Cadmium & Arsenic.

To see more Tupperware items I have tested, click here. The saucer of this set was sent to me for testing. The only consideration with this that my readers really need to be aware of is that I have not tested the white decorative element on the mug and cannot know without testing if that […]

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McCormicks Bee Baum Cream Tartar Vintage Tin Lead Safe Mama 1

Vintage Tin, McCormick’s Bee Brand Absolutely Pure Cream Tartar: 10,300 ppm Lead on the painted exterior.

When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage tin of McCormick’s Bee Brand Absolutely Pure Cream Tartar had the following readings (on the painted exterior design and markings of the tin when tested for a minimum of 60 seconds). Lead (Pb): 10,300 +/- 400 ppm Barium (Ba): 8,962 +/- 354 ppm Chromium (Cr): 3,463 +/- […]

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Soil Sample Four Lead Safe Mama Missouri

State of Missouri – Soil Samples, Child’s School Project: High of 341 ppm Lead

These are soil samples sent to me by a 9 year old boy for his school report. He decided he wanted to test soil near him (specifically around his school) for Lead for a science project.  For context (for a better understanding of what the Lead levels mean) please read this post. Click here to […]

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Mead Johnson Baby Formula Supplement Physician's Sample 1939 Lead Safe Mama 1

1939 Physician’s Sample Tin of Baby Formula: 456,200 ppm Lead. Frankly the implications of this one are terrifying.

  When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage tin of “Mead Johnson & Co” baby formula supplement (a “Physician’s Sample”  – “Not to be sold”) had the following readings (on the the sealing line of the tin when tested for a minimum of 60 seconds). Lead (Pb): 456,200 +/- 3,400 ppm Chromium (Cr): 660 […]

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Vintage Tin of UCA Salve Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage Tin, UCA Salve: 9,692 ppm Lead + 231 ppm Mercury. Don’t let your kids play with vintage tins.

When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage tin of “UCA Salve – The Dependable Household Ointment” had the following readings (on the painted logo surface, when tested for a minimum of 120 seconds). Lead (Pb): 9,692 +/- 245 ppm Mercury (Hg): 231 +/- 104 ppm Barium (Ba): 1,997 +/- 200 ppm Chromium (Cr): 3,519 […]

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