Archive | XRFTesting


Leaded Household: Door Handles

 “Iron”* door pulls: Curved handle: 9,500 ppm lead • Thumb latch (worn): 11,100 ppm lead • Flat back plate: 28,200 ppm lead *leaded brass finished to look like iron. • • •  Learn More about XRF Testing here. See more items I have tested with an XRF here: #XRFTesting. Lead-free door knobs are readily available, […]

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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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“Orange Fiesta” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Casserole with Lid, 1971: 55,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Orange Fiesta” pattern casserole with fruit images on lid. 1971. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage cookware piece had the following readings: Solid orange of base: 55,000 ppm Lead It also tested positive for: 3,783 ppm Cadmium, 83 ppm Barium, 79 ppm Chromium, 47 ppm Bromine, & for fun – 2,068 […]

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Leaded Pyrex: Small Red Storage Dish

Small vintage / antique red Pyrex dish • 53,900 ppm lead — The current federal hazard level for an item intended for children [The level at which an item is considered unsafe] is 90 ppm lead and higher. Not 900. Not 9,000. Definitely not 53,900. Given the amount of wear on the coating on vintage […]

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Pyrex® Glass Measuring Cup (c. 1994): Positive for 6,253 ppm Lead in the red outside markings.

20+ year old Pyrex® measuring cup. Purchased new c. 1994 When tested with an XRF instrument the red markings on the outside of this cup were positive for Lead at the following level: Lead (Pb): 6,253 ppm For reference, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by […]

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Vintage Green Pyrex Mixing Bowl: 36,599 ppm lead

Vintage Olive Green Pyrex Bowl. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior paint on this bowl was positive for the following elemental heavy metals at the following levels: Lead (Pb): 36,599 ppm Arsenic (As): 12,910 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 615 ppm The current toxicity level for lead in items intended for children is 90 ppm […]

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Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup (c. 2004): Positive for 31,300 ppm Lead in the Red Exterior Writing.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup. Purchased new circa 2004. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior red writing on this measuring cup was positive for Lead (Pb) at the following level: 31,300 ppm For context: the amount of Lead (Pb) that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm […]

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Vintage Blue Pyrex Casserole: Positive For 108,400 ppm Lead (& Arsenic Too!)

Vintage Blue Pyrex Casserole. Below are the XRF test results for this piece: Top blue (on lid): Lead (Pb): 108,400 ppm Arsenic (As): 27,100 ppm Base blue: Lead (Pb): 84,000 ppm Arsenic (As): 23,800 ppm Plane white milk glass of base: Lead (Pb): 74 ppm Arsenic (As): 3,045 ppm Please share and browse the photo […]

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