White Ceramic Plate: 56,000 ppm lead.
Optima Super Strong Fine China
“Freezer to oven and microwave safe dishwasher proof”
Made in Indonesia
vintage: 1996 (ish)
Purchased at Mikasa
Tested with an XRF
The amount of lead considered unsafe in items intended for children is 90 ppm lead or higher. Dishes are not sold as “intended for children” so total lead content (as detectable with an XRF) is not regulated (now or historically.) Vintage and antique dishware is also not regulated for total lead content nor lead toxicity.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I am not saying that these dishes will poison you, I am only saying they contain an unsafe level of lead by today’s regulatory standards for items intended to be used by children. Lead is one of the most potent neurotoxins known to man and does not belong in our kitchens nor on our dining room table.
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