When these new purple ball jars were tested with an XRF instrument they tested positive for a very low level of lead (just a trace and within the realm of what might be considered safe for a modern item intended for children). That said, I LOVE purple, but I prefer not to have anything leaded in my home, and especially not in my kitchen, so I would not personally choose these.
Here’s the exact XRF reading for the jar pictured below:
- Lead (Pb): 63 +/- 14 ppm
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect (ND)
- Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect (ND)
- Arsenic (As): Non-Detect (ND)
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Some additional reading that might be of interest:
- More Ball brand jars I have tested.
- All Mason jars I have tested
- Kerr jars I have tested
- Weck jars I have tested
- More purple glass items I have tested
- The overview post discussing the testing methodologies used for the reporting done on this blog
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