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Vintage Lenox Charleston Pattern China Teacup: 85,000 ppm Lead [90 ppm is unsafe for kids.]

Vintage Lenox Charleston Pattern China Teacup: 85,000 ppm Lead. Most people assume that vintage china like this (made by a well known, “reputable” brand name) is safe to eat off of. This is simply not true. Most vintage Lenox china I have tested has been positive for high levels of lead. [Some of the newer Lenox […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Noritake China Saucer

Noritake China Saucer: 933 ppm lead (+/- 86 ppm), ND (non-detect) for Hg (mercury), As (arsenic0 & Cd (cadmium)!  Most vintage Noritake china I have tested has been positive for high levels of lead. Tamara’s Grade: “F” “F” = I would not want to use it in my home, I would (politely) refuse to eat food that […]

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Vintage Milk Glass Saucer

Vintage Milk Glass Saucer with Gold Rim: 648 ppm lead (+/- 43 ppm), 9 ppm Cadmium (+/- 6 ppm). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here. Tamara’s Grade: “D” “D” = I would not want to use it in my home, I would prefer not to eat food that you served on it in your home.  If you offered me […]

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Vintage Clear Ball Brand Canning Jar: 46 ppm Lead + Cadmium. Please read this post for more information!

Here’s another one (I probably have about a dozen or more posts up for Ball jars right now, please check them all out!) Related: To see more clear glass items I have tested, click here. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage clear Ball jar with glass lid was positive for 46 ppm Lead, […]

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1972 Handmade Christmas Mug / Teacup: 90,900 ppm Lead + Cadmium Too!

Vintage Handmade Christmas Mug from 1972: 90,900 ppm Lead (Pb). 9,617 ppm Cadmium (Cd). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here. For Context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm or higher in the paint, glaze or coating. Vintage dishes are not regulated. This Christmas cup […]

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Another Blue Ball Jar

Another Newer Blue Glass Ball Jar: 53 ppm lead (+/- 13 ppm). (This lead level is considered safe by all standards.) 13 ppm cadmium (+/- 6 ppm). Read about #CadmiumConcerns here. Tamara’s Grade: “C” C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you […]

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