New! Green painted metal hand citrus juicer (purchased c. early-2017, tested in June of 2017).
When tested with an XRF instrument this citrus juicer had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb) at 1,744 +/- 163 ppm
- Arsenic (As): Non-Detect / Negative
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative
- Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative
Most of the juicers like this that I have tested have been positive for high levels of lead. Click HERE to see more similar juicers that I have tested.
Not only are most of these hand held citrus juicers positive for very high levels of Lead, but the Lead is possibly in the painted coatings AND the painted coatings wear off with NORMAL use of the product (when used as intended.)
For context: the amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher (and anything 100 ppm lead or higher in the substrate.)
Dishware (and things like juicers) is not generally regulated for total lead content as detectable with an XRF instrument.
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