Another reason to skip using grandma’s china during the holidays!
Wedgwood China: 98,000 ppm lead … #sigh
Made in England.
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard “I thought white dishes were supposed to be safe!” or “I thought all white dishes are lead-free!” Nope! That’s a myth!
See more examples of White China that I have tested, Click HERE.
The amount of lead that is considered unsafe in a modern/ newly manufactured item intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Vintage dishware is not regulated for total lead content. There is no safe level of lead for children to be exposed to. It just takes a microscopic amount of lead to poison a child.
Here are some good lead-free choice on Amazon (prices may be different from when these were originally posted!):*
- Set of 12 lead-free salad plates
- Set of 12 lead-free dinner plates
- 18-piece lead-free set (service for six)
- Beautiful embossed lead-free serving bowl
This set is my favorite! (Just skip the mugs, I haven’t tested those yet.)
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