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From 2013: The surprising source of most mercury pollution: Gold mining

Please click on the image below to see the full pdf of the article. Click here to see gold items that I have tested with an XRF that were also positive for mercury. The original link to article from 2013 can be seen here. A graphic depicting sources of mercury pollution from the original article […]

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Vintage Clarence Bone China Teacup: 56,700 ppm Lead

Clarence Bone China, Made in England, Teacup: 56,700 ppm Lead. —- For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and in most cases it is not required to mark them as containing lead (and being potentially […]

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Vintage Crown Trent Staffordshire Made In England Teacup: 47,200 ppm Lead.

Teacup: 47,200 ppm Lead (Pb). Fine Bone China Crown Trent Staffordshire England For Context: in 2018 the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for use children is 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating, paint or glaze or 100 ppm (or higher) in the substrate. Dishware is […]

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#LeadedChina: Golden Crown Coffee Cup

Coffee cup : 44,000 ppm lead/ Bone China – Golden Crown – E & R, England Rose Queen Series, Ena Harkness. —- For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated and in most cases it is […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Emile Henry Bowl & Plate

 Newer (2014) Emile Henry plate and bowl: 120-140 ppm lead. This has likely been leach tested and passed with flying colors. Leach testing is a different methodology for determining lead content than XRF testing. Click links below for more information about testing. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Emile Henry Loaf Pan

Emile Henry; Made In France: 260 ppm lead. This has likely been leach tested and passed with flying colors. Leach testing is a different methodology for determining lead content than XRF testing. Click links below for more information about testing. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in kitchenware […]

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Emile Henry Mixing Bowl, c. 2014: 1,647 ppm Lead

“Emile Henry” brand mixing bowl with yellow exterior glaze and white interior glaze, c. 2014: Highest reading: 1,647 ppm Lead. Purchased New (c. 2014) at Williams Sonoma. Note: Many Emile Henry products are sold and marketed as “Lead-free” XRF TEST RESULTS: 1) white interior glaze: 1,647 ppm lead 2) unglazed (bottom of bowl): 80 ppm […]

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Vintage Bauer Los Angeles Blue Mixing Bowl: 474,100 ppm Lead

Blue  vintage mixing bowl by  “Bauer, Los Angeles”. When tested with an XRF instrument the bowl pictured had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 454,100 parts per million (ppm) on the outside Lead (Pb): 474,100 ppm on the inside (the FOOD SURFACE of the bowl!) Important to note, the bowl also tested negative with Lead Check […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Vintage Ceramic Hull Brand Mixing Bowl

Ceramic “Hull” mixing bowl: 31,400 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For LEAD FREE mixing bowl choices, click HERE. For more safer choices in kitchenware options, click here. Note:  I am not saying this particular bowl will poison the people using it.  I am saying that there is no reason […]

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#LeadedKitchen: Vintage Ceramic Mixing Bowls

Vintage – unmarked mixing bowls – 9180 ppm lead – cracked & crazing. Not regulated. 90 ppm is considered toxic in a child’s toy. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For LEAD FREE mixing bowl choices, click HERE. For more safer choices in kitchenware options, click here. Note:  I am not saying […]

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