Post Published: October 14, 2017
Vintage enamelware camping spoon
412 parts per million (ppm) lead.
As tested with an XRF instrument.
How much Lead is too much Lead?
The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in the coating (paint, glaze, etc.) of an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Dishware and vintage items are not regulated in regards to total lead content.
Some additional reading (especially if you are new here!):
- The Enamelware category on the blog.
- The overview post about the concern for toxicants in dishware.
- The post discussing the testing methodologies for test results reported on this blog.
- Our sister website with safer (Lead-free) choices for your family!
Do you want to help support this work?
If you are interested in supporting the work of the Lead Safe Mama team (including the independent consumer goods testing and test results we report here on the blog)… please check out our GoFundMe (thank you!): Http://www.GoFundMe.com/
June 2, 2021 update:
We are still working to cover tens of thousands of dollars in legal and related fees for defending this childhood Lead poisoning advocacy work. We are currently suing the State of Oregon in Federal Court for multiple Civil Rights violations against me (Tamara Rubin) – violations that significantly negatively impacted this advocacy work. Every $1 helps! Thank you in advance for your support.
I will not let industry shut me down! 🙂