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Small Blue Ceramic Le Creuset Custard Pot: 36,900 ppm Lead

Blue (outside glaze): 36,900 ppm Lead. Cream (inside glaze): 128 ppm Lead. Note: this is a REAL Le Creuset miniature pot, a ceramic version made to look like their cast iron ones. It is made to be used in the oven as a custard pot (to bake a single-serving custard in) or for similar purposes. It […]

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Syracuse China “Old Ivory” “Made In America” Tea Cup: 26,200 ppm Lead [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

Antique Syracuse China “Made In America” Old Ivory Teacup; Tested positive for lead (Pb) at 26,200 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is 90 ppm lead or higher (in the paint, glaze or coating.) […]

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Ikea Child’s Teacup in Blue,Non-Detect (Negative) for Lead.

IKEA blue glazed china toy teacup for use by children. Lead-free [Non-detect for lead.] Penny included to show size. —— The current amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm Lead (or higher) in the glaze, paint or coating.   In general I consider anything from […]

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#LeadedAppliance: Baby Food Blender

Baby food blender – center nut (touches food!) 47,700 ppm lead! Sorry, brand/maker is not known. Several brands of babyfood blenders have historically had leaded center nuts. Purchase items like this only from trusted brands/ manufacturers. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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#LeadedKitchen: Butterfly Pressure Cookers

Inside nut on Butterfly brand pressure cooker: 120,500 ppm lead. This particular pressure cooker was the potential and likely source of poisoning of a young boy who had a chronic low-level lead exposure that went undetected for more than a year.  He ate rice from this pressure cooker daily. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting […]

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#LeadedAppliances: c. 2010 Cuisinart Blender

Cuisinart Blender Circa 2010. Purchased at Costco. Center nut on top of blade tested positive with 7,941 parts per million (ppm) lead. It is the yellowish leaded brass circle in the center of the blade. No mercury, no cadmium. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in dishware options, […]

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