Lenox Tin Can Alley “Seven” Dinner Plate
Food Surface/ Front of Plate
- Lead (Pb):
- Test One: 114 +/- 18 ppm [center of plate]
- Test Two: 76 +/- 17 ppm [ridged edge of plate]
- These levels of lead would be considered safe by all standards
Other Elemental Metals (Food Surface Side of Plate):
- Zinc (Zn): 1,043 +/- 76 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 177 +/- 47 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 1,742 +/- 223 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 943 +/- 156 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 350 +/- 125 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): 3,739 +/- 100 ppm
- Platinum (Pt): 129 +/- 55 ppm
To learn more about XRF testing, click here.
Black Text of Logo on Back of Plate
- Lead (Pb): 2,223 +/- 83 ppm
- Logos printed on the back of dinnerware are often very high lead!
- Cadmium (Cd): 31 +/- 9 ppm
For context: The amount of lead (as detectable with an XRF instrument) that is considered unsafe in a modern item manufacture for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher in the paint/glaze/coating or 100 ppm or higher in the substrate. In the case of ceramic dishes the “substrate” would be the base clay used for the dish.
The total lead content for dishware (as detectable with an XRF instrument) is not regulated (unless it is dishware expressly designed and sold to be used by younger children.)
To read more about the concern for lead in dishware, click here.
To see more Lenox pieces I have tested, click here.
While the amount of lead on the back of this plate might seem alarming… I have test a LOT of Lenox brand dishes, and several tested positive for significantly higher levels of lead:
- Click here to see a Lenox dish that tested positive for 61,513 ppm lead.
- Click here to see a Lenox dish that tested positive for 1,266 ppm lead.
- Click here to see a Lenox dish that tested positive for 349,000 ppm lead.
- Click here to see a Lenox dish that tested positive for 85,000 ppm lead.
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