When tested with an XRF instrument this modern Fiestaware dark blue bowl had the following readings:
- non-detect (negative) for Lead,
- non-detect (negative) for Mercury,
- non-detect (negative) for Cadmium,
- This dish tested positive for Arsenic at 50 ppm.
While I am NOT an expert in Arsenic toxicity and I would imagine it is best not to have ANY Arsenic in our dishes, this level seems to be a very low level trace contaminant and is therefore not likely to be presenting a health hazard of any kind.
I personally prefer dishes with NO Cadmium, Lead, Arsenic or Mercury – so I always stick with plain white Corelle (like these dishes that I have in my home, link* here.)
For safer choices in dishware options, click here.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
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Are you saying it has arsenic in it?
Yes. It tested positive for arsenic at 50 parts per million.
JoAnn Verbanic says
You describe the Fiestaware bowl as blue. I have dark purple. Could they be the same and should I be concerned about my bowls and dishes?
Found your website while searching for toxicity of Older Tupperware in which I store my puppy ‘s food.
Your replies to questions are helpful.
Hi Victoria! Thank you for commenting!