As many of my friends, followers and readers know already most of the vintage dishware and kitchenware I have tested has tested positive for lead with an XRF instrument.
Unfortunately many new pieces will also have lead at high levels, especially if they are ceramic or enamel coated in any way. [Highly decorated and colorful kitchenware may also test positive for high levels of cadmium and arsenic among other heavy metals.]
The level of lead that is considered safe for an item intended for children is anything UNDER 90 ppm lead. Dishware and Kitchenware is not regulated in the same way (as items intended for children) and often has lead in the many hundreds to 10,000 ppm range or sometimes even higher.
My overall argument (as a mother of lead poisoned children) is that lead is one of the most potent neurotoxins known to man and has no place in our kitchens, even in trace amounts.
As a result – and in response to other posts on this site that share items with high lead, below I am sharing some lead-free choices for mixing bowls, as alternatives to the heavily leaded vintage Pyrex, Fire King (and other brands) that I have shared in other posts.
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The great thing is that these items are also fairly inexpensive (as well as being very safe choices for your family!)
Prices listed below are from Amazon at the time of posting and may change:
- Modern clear-glass mixing bowls – 3 bowl set; $12.48
- Single 4-quart clear glass mixing bowl – $11.45
- 10-piece clear glass mixing bowl set – $24.99
- Set of 6 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls – $21.95
Thanks for reading! Happy shopping! And, as always, please let me know ifyou have any questions.
Mother of Lead Poisoned Children