Vintage Pyrex “Made In USA” orange mixing bowl:
61,100 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument.
Notice all the flecks of paint (leaded paint) missing from this vintage Pyrex mixing bowl! I love this image. I illuminated the bowl from the inside to show the worn- chipped exterior finish.
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I have a complete set of dishes for eight, I bought them at K-mart at least 30 years ago, and they are in the group of lead high level. Would Corelle exchange them for a lead free set? My dishes are so pretty I would hate to break them and throw them away, keeping them and not using them seems not only silly but irresponsible and a risk for a young person unaware of the problem to get them after I am dead (I am 80 yrs. old). It seems to me Corelle should be responsible for disposing and replacement of their unsafe merchandise.
Thanks so much,
Why not write or leave a note “NOT FOOD SAFE, HIGH LEAD ETC…” in the bowl? You could display them, too. Or, decide to use as much caution as you can, seeing as these are now 40+ years old and personally we had a ton of the toys and such growing up when it’s much more dangerous. We’re both still here. 🙂 Be careful when you touch the outside, for example, seeing as that’s mostly where the lead is? Don’t handle it with bare hands. It can seep into your skin. Just my opinion.
Are those lead levels just on the exterior paint? What about the interior where the food is touching? I realize hands would be touching the exterior of the bowl and deem these bowls unsafe.
Hi Kelsey – yes the high levels are on the exterior paint.
Here’s a post I wrote about the concern more specifically: