#LeadSafe: Ikea Dishes, Made in Thailand.

Ikea Dishes, Lead Safe (under 90 ppm lead):  86 ppm +/- 16 and 62 ppm +/- 26  lead.

These levels are considered safe by all standards.  I am comfortable feeding my children off of Ikea dishware. levels in the 90 ppm range or below are considered TRACE lead, meaning a very small amount. This amount is a contaminant in the clay or glaze and is not an additive in the manufacturing process.  It is also very unlikely to leach or cause harm to humans at those levels, especially given the Ikea pottery is mass manufactured and high fired.  I am much more concerned about so much of the vintage pottery I have tested that often has lead levels in the THOUSANDS of parts per million (or even the tens of thousands.). I have some Ikea pottery in my home and it is lead-free.  Newly made Ikea that I have been testing in the past year or so has all either been lead-free or lead-safe (in the 90 ppm range or below.)

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7 Responses to #LeadSafe: Ikea Dishes, Made in Thailand.

  1. Tania May 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

    Hi Tamara, so Ikea newer dinnerware made in Thailand are safe? All of them ? Thank you

    • Tamara May 13, 2018 at 5:35 pm #

      I can never really speak for all of anything, but the majority of Ikea items I have tested in the past several years have been lead-safe (under 100 ppm) or lead-free, with very few exceptions.

      • Tania May 15, 2018 at 10:30 pm #

        Thank you

  2. Ingrid August 16, 2018 at 4:04 am #

    Hi! Thanks for all the great work you do. I have only recently become aware of the possible lead content in the dishes that I and my family use daily, and I am looking to find alternatives. Naturally I want to invest in the safest options that I can. I see that you recommend Ikea dishes, and on their website they state that there has been “no lead or cadmium added”. From what I understand it would then only be trace amounts naturally found in the raw materials present. However, I heard someone (in a forum, no sources) claim that they made some of their glassware from recycled glass, which could very well contain lots of lead, but not be regarded as “added”, if you know what I mean. Do you know anything about that? Would you say Ikea dishes and glassware consistently can be regarded as lead-safe? I am very new to all of this and super confused.

    • Tamara August 16, 2018 at 9:48 am #

      All of the NEW recent Ikea dishes and glassware I have tested recently has been lead-free or lead-safe, but I do not test them on a regular basis – so something could sneak in there. As a general rule I recommend Ikea.

      • Ingrid August 16, 2018 at 10:00 am #

        Thank you for replying!

        • Tamara August 16, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

          Of course! 🙂

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