- Lead (Pb): 87,000 +/- 2,900 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): ND / Non-Detect (Negative)
- Arsenic (As): ND / Non-Detect (Negative)
- Mercury (Hg): ND / Non-Detect (Negative)
- Gold (Au): 642 +/- 163 ppm (on the design)
- Platinum (Pt): 1,442 +/- 231 ppm
To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here.
The amount of lead that is considered toxic to children in a newly manufactured item intended specifically for use by children is anything 90 ppm and higher (in the coating.) Vintage dishware is not regulated at all for “total lead content as detectable with an XRF” and neither is modern dishware (yet.) [Isn’t it interesting that it was positive for gold and platinum!]
NOTE: Most of these vintage Pyrex pieces will also test positive with a reactive agent test (like a LeadCheck swab: http://amzn.to/2DfE3ER*).
To see more vintage Pyrex pieces I have tested, Click Here.
Take away: if you can avoid having vintage Pyrex in your home, I would highly recommend that.
Click Here to read post on my site with lead-free modern casserole dish options.
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