Vintage “Fire King” tulip bowl set: 19,300 ppm lead.
The amount of lead that is toxic in items intended for children is 90 parts per million and higher. Total lead content in vintage dishware is not regulated at all.
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- Single 4-quart clear glass mixing bowl – $11.45
- 10-piece clear glass mixing bowl set – $24.99
- Set of 6 Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls – $21.95
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With light shining through it you can easily see the areas where the high lead decorative paint has worn over the years. It just takes a microscopic amount of lead to poison a child.