This vintage Pyrex food storage container (which I bought on eBay for my book and my #MuseumOfLead collection) was positive for lead at some of the highest levels I have ever found. It’s super interesting to note how the red is fairly solid with few blemishes and little wear, much like it would have been […]
Vintage Pyrex Honeydew Summer Impressions Milk GlassCustard Cup: The green paint on this small bowl tested positive for the following elements at the following levels (with a one-minute test, using an XRF instrument): Lead: 4,949 +/- 221 ppm Cadmium: 97 +/- 14 ppm Arsenic: ND Mercury: ND Gold: ND Platinum: 1,045 +/- 222 ppm The […]
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 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 […]
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.
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 […]
Pyrex Vintage Shenandoah Pattern Casserole, c. 1981-1986: White glass: 395 ppm lead Yellow exterior paint: 212,000 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. For some unleaded mixing bowl options, click here! & unleaded dishes, click here!