When tested with an XRF instrument this orange vintage Bauer, Los Angeles dinner plate was positive for 459,300 parts per million lead. [Sorry about the fuzzy photo!] That’s more than 45% Lead in the glaze!
This dish tested negative with Lead Check swab (which are designed to test for lead on painted surfaces – not pottery), but why take the risk? The only way to know is Lead is leaching from your dishes is to send it to a lab and the cost of sending one single dish to a lab is similar to what you might spend on buying a whole new set of Lead-free dishes. It’s better to have lead-free dishes and not worry!
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Please note: I am not saying “this particular plate will poison the people using it”! I am saying that there is no defensible reason for one of the most potent neurotoxins known to man to be in our cookware (especially at levels this high!) Period.
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