Following up on my earlier post, here is another example of XRF test results for a Corning Visions piece. [Year of manufacture: 2018.]
This piece is a small saucepan or pot lid, with decorative radiating ridges around the center of the lid under the top-knob. There are NO brand or model markings on this piece, but it was purchased directly from (and shipped directly from) the manufacturer in the summer of 2018.
Photos of the shipping materials (the packing slip and box with identifying information) are posted below. It is the “Visions V-2.5-C-FL-XP Amb 2.5qt 2.”
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Here are the XRF readings for the specific piece pictured here:
- Lead (Pb): 191 +/- 19 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect*
- Arsenic (As): Non-Detect
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect
- Barium (Ba): 90 +/- 45 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 1,480 +/- 195 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 631 +/- 78 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 822 +/- 106 ppm
- Indium (In): 21 +/- 10 ppm
- Magnesium (Mn): 2,225 +/- 315 ppm
*Non-Detect = negative within the testing limitations of an XRF instrument.
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While this particular piece of Visionware was positive for (low levels of) lead, some of the Visions pieces I have tested over the years have also been completely lead-free (“Non-Detect” when tested with an XRF instrument.)
In the absence of any reliable method for the consumer to be able to distinguish between potentially leaded and potentially lead-free items, I personally do not use Corning/Corelle Visionware for my family, nor do I recommend this line of products at this point. Instead, I choose undecorated clear glass (new Pyrex is generally good), quality stainless steel, or (un-enameled / undecorated) cast iron for cooking.
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