Le Creuset Ceramics
Le Creuset brand red and cream colored ceramic mixing bowl. Newer model (c. 2014 or earlier). Exact year of manufacture unknown. When tested with with an XRF instrument the bowl pictured here had the following readings:
Outside Reading (Red Glaze):
- 40,700 ppm Lead
Inside Reading (Cream Glaze):
- 117 ppm Lead
Test results are science-based, replicable and accurate. Results reported on this blog are for tests done using a freshly calibrated high precision XRF instrument testing in consumer goods mode for at least 60 seconds per test (unless otherwise noted.) Tests are repeated multiple times on each component to confirm the results.
Some additional reading that may be of interest:
- For LEAD FREE mixing bowl choices, click HERE.
- For more safer choices in kitchenware options, click here.
Note: I am not saying this particular bowl will poison the people using it. I am saying that there is no reason for one of the most potent neurotoxins known to man (Lead!) to be in our cookware. Period. Please Click HERE to read more about the concern for lead in pottery.
For context: 90 ppm Lead (or higher) is considered unsafe (and illegal) in the paint, glaze or coating of any item manufactured today that is intended for use by children. 100 ppm Lead is unsafe/illegal in the substrate of newly made items intended for children. Mixing bowls (and dishes) are not considered to be items intended for use by children. Total Lead content as detectable with an XRF (which is distinctly different from leachable Lead, something only tested at the time of manufacture) is not regulated in modern (or antique) dishware.
Thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.
Please let me know if you have any questions.