Le Creuset Red & Creme Colored Ceramic Mixing Bowl: 40,700 ppm Lead. [For context, 90 ppm is unsafe for children’s items.]

Le Creuset Red & Creme Colored Ceramic Mixing Bowl: 40,700 ppm Lead

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

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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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Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

Le Creuset Red & Creme Colored Ceramic Mixing Bowl: 40,700 ppm Lead

One Response to Le Creuset Red & Creme Colored Ceramic Mixing Bowl: 40,700 ppm Lead. [For context, 90 ppm is unsafe for children’s items.]

  1. Richard Bergstrom July 11, 2017 at 10:42 am #

    Tamara:

    This is Rich, Did the people from LeCreuset respond to your test results?

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