Published: November 27, 2017
Antique German Serving Bowl by Heinrich & Co.
- White middle part:
- 28 ppm Lead
- Colored edge trim:
- 8,245 ppm Lead.
How much Lead is too much Lead?
For context: The amount of Lead that is considered toxic in a modern/recently manufactured item intended for use children is 90 ppm Lead (& up) in the paint, glaze or coating of an item. Antiques and vintage items are not regulated for total XRF detectable Lead- content – and in most cases it is not required to mark them as containing Lead (and being potentially hazardous) as is required with many newly manufactured items.
Some additional reading that may be of interest:
- “Can I test my dishes myself at home with a Lead Check swab?”
- To see the #LeadFree dishes I use in my home, click here.
- To see more examples of Lead-free dishes available today, click here.
- To read more about the testing methodology used on this blog, click here.
- To see more examples of “Made In Germany” products on the Lead Safe Mama blog, click here.
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