When tested with a high=precision XRF instrument, this Le Creuset tea kettle had the following readings:
- Red enameled outside: 11,900 ppm Cadmium (non-detect for Lead)
- Inside of the lid of the teapot: 103 ppm Lead (non-detect for Cadmium)
The exact year of manufacture of this kettle is unknown, however it was tested in 2014 and was fairly new at that time. Test results using XRF technology are science-based, accurate, and replicable. Tests were done for a minimum of 60 seconds each, unless otherwise noted (and repeated multiple times, to confirm the results reported.)
For some additional reading related to this post:
- To better understand about the concern Cadmium in our dishes and consumer goods, Click here.
- Click here to see more enamelware items I have tested.
- For more safer choices in dishware options, click here.
- To see more tea kettles I have tested, click here.
- To see more Le Creuset items I have tested, click here.
- Here’s a link to my post with safer choices for tea kettles for your family – Link.
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