#LeadedKitchen: Butterfly Pressure Cookers

Inside nut on Butterfly brand pressure cooker: 120,500 ppm lead.

This particular pressure cooker was the potential and likely source of poisoning of a young boy who had a chronic low-level lead exposure that went undetected for more than a year.  He ate rice from this pressure cooker daily.

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5 Responses to #LeadedKitchen: Butterfly Pressure Cookers

  1. Bhargavi May 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm #

    Tamara, most indian people use same kind. And I have used the same butterfly blendor to blend food for my baby back in 2011.

    Could you please tell me the brand of the blender ?

    • Tamara May 31, 2017 at 8:39 am #

      I don’t know the brand but I will ask the owner if she remembers. It’s so funny but I think like 20 people of Indian origin just joined my Facebook group (just guessing based on the names.) I knew someone must have shared something with their community or group and it was probably this that was shared! Thank you for sharing. These levels were very very concerning especially since the little boy in this home had chronic low-level exposure. Please let me know if you have other questions as well.

  2. Sravanthi Penumarthy June 2, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    I had a couple of questions about the utensils and the pressure cookers from India….does the lead actually leach out into the food? if so what about the aluminium and other metals the pressure cookers and utensils are made of….dont they leach into the food as well. Most of the pressure cookers, utensils and blenders sold in US are made in china , esp cookers (like in bed bath and beyond), so which brands and what stores sell lead-free cookers, utensils and blendors?

  3. Shobha March 10, 2018 at 6:42 am #

    Hi Tamara I use pressure cooker and my lead levels are high I understand we can mail the pot to you for testing I need more information so I can send some and also give information to my patients

    • Tamara March 10, 2018 at 10:07 am #

      I will send you an email!

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