Vintage Pyrex “Butterfly Gold” casserole dish, c. 1972: The mustard and white paint on this casserole tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead: 87,000 +/- 2,900 ppm Cadmium: ND Arsenic: ND Mercury: ND Gold: 642 +/- 163 ppm (on the design) Platinum: […]
Vintage Pyrex mugs/ tea cups in the “Old Town Blue” pattern: The dark blue paint on these mugs tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead (Pb): 17,700 +/- 500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 154 +/- 12 ppm Arsenic (As): ND Mercury (Hg): ND […]
This vintage “Horizon Blue” casserole by Pyrex tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (on the painted design with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead: 72,000 +/- 2,200 ppm Cadmium: 33 +/- 11 ppm Arsenic: ND Mercury: ND Gold: 504 +/- 170 ppm Platinum: 1,315 +/- 212 ppm – […]
Vintage Pyrex Turquoise Butterprint Dish: 30,600 ppm lead. c. 1957-1968. The amount of lead that is considered unsafe for a modern / newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 parts per million (ppm) and higher. Vintage dishware is not regulated at all for total lead content. Thanks to Michael Tiffany for donating and supporting […]
Vintage Pyrex “Spring Blossom Green” pattern casserole: 110,000 ppm lead in the white flowers. It just takes a microscopic amount of lead to poison a child. The amount of lead that is considered toxic for children in a new / modern item created and sold as intended to be used by a child is 90 […]
Vintage milk-glass bowl 893 ppm lead XRFTesting brand not noted but it looks like a Pyrex piece given the lip This belonged to my friend Leslie K. in Iowa 🙂 For ideas and guidelines to make safer choices for mixing bowls, click here! Thank you. To learn more about XRF Testing, click here.
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.
Made in USA: Pyrex; cup & saucer – 79,800 ppm lead & 1,962 ppm cadmium #XRFTesting • #LeadedPyrex Please share and browse the photo library (click on the #XRFTesting link above) of this site to see items I have personally tested that have tested both positive and negative for lead. To learn more about XRF […]
Reddish orange Pyrex dish with most of paint worn off: 23,000 ppm lead This is a great example of how the colors on these pieces wear. And the question is… where does that leaded color go? Also important note: even with so much wear, it tested incredibly high for lead. Imagine what the lead level […]
Vintage Pyrex “Orange Fiesta” pattern casserole with fruit images on lid. 1971. 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 ppm gold)! 😉 ______ Total content level for lead (as measured by an XRF) […]