It’s Time to Marie Kondo Your Vintage Tupperware Because It’s Trying to Kill You

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Earlier this year people started purging their homes thanks to the Netflix show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.


If you haven’t already partaken in the clever organization method you should and at the top of your list should be your vintage tupperware because it’s trying to kill you.

Yes, those 1970’s tupperware you remember your grandmother using at every family dinner are out to get you.

Credit: Tamara Rubin

Here’s why…

They are testing POSITIVE for dangerous levels of lead and arsenic.

Yup, they are trying to kill you and anyone you serve food while using them.

Tamara, an environmental activist and blogger decided to test the vintage tupperware after hearing they tested positive for high levels of lead.

Here were her findings:

  • Lead (Pb): 2,103 +/- 41 ppm 
  • Arsenic (As): 250 +/- 28 ppm 
  • Chromium (Cr): 735 +/- 68 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 463 +/- 18 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 20 +/- 8 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 51 +/- 19 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 239 +/- 155 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 10,100 +/- 400 ppm

For Context: The amount of Lead that is considered toxic in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint or coating, or 100 ppm Lead (or higher) in the substrate.

Credit: Tamara Rubin

So, as you can see, these are more than 20x the maximum toxic level of lead!

These tupperware containers can come in a variety of colors but the most popular being; yellow, green, and orange.

So, go Marie Kondo that kitchen and help keep you and your family safe!

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One Comment

  1. Is it just the vintage yellow, green and orange containers or the opaque bowls with red lids too? There’s also the white flour/sugar containers that hot pink or blue lids?

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