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
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 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. Total lead content as detectable with an XRF is not regulated in modern (or antique) dishware.
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