When tested with an XRF instrument (for a 31 second test – as noted in the photo above) this blue-tinted Ball brand canning jar had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb): 53 +/- 13 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 13 +/- 6 ppm
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Tamara’s Grade: “C”
C = I would not want to use it in my home, I would not want to eat food that you canned in it in your home. If you offered me something to drink in this (like tea or water) when I am visiting you, I would be fine with that. It is likely not leaching, but since lead-free jars can be found (especially for longer term storage like canning) I prefer to have the lead-free options in my home.
Some additional related reading:
- More Ball brand products that I have tested
- More canning jars that I have tested
- More blue glass items that I have tested
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