White plate by Homer Laughlin: 75,032 ppm lead.
Pre-2015, exact year unknown. Made in U.S.A.
There’s a common myth circulating around the internet (and among home hazard assessors and others in the business of lead poisoning prevention too) that plain white simple ceramic dishes are generally Lead-free. This simply is not true and the Homer Laughlin plate pictured on this post is a good example of that.
On the other hand there ARE a lot of Lead-free simple white choices if you know where to look. Restaurant supply stores are a good (inexpensive) place to start your search. Ikea also has good Lead-free or Lead-safe choices and now even Crate & Barrel seems to have realized that this is something their customers are looking for in a product. Many new Crate & Barrel choices I have tested recently have been completely Lead-free! [LINK]
Homer Laughlin is the manufacturer of the Fiestaware brand. New Fiestaware white pieces I have tested have either been Lead-free or Lead-safe** (Click HERE to see some examples), so that’s an option too.
**”Lead-safe” (for the purposes of my blog) means “below 90 parts per million Lead.”
Click HERE to see more examples of white china I have tested, including several Lead-free options.
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