Please scroll down for the XRF test results for an 18/10 stainless steel fork in the Borromeo pattern by Calderoni (Made in Italy) c. 2001 through 2003. This was the silverware my husband and I got for our wedding flatware when we merged our households. Purchased c. 2003.
Related: #AskTamara: What is stainless steel?
Below is the full XRF reading set for the Fork pictured in this post:
(XRF reading states : “Metal-304” – which is the type of stainless steel used to make this fork and is another way to express 18/10 grade stainless). Please note the amount of Nickel as compared to the Ikea fork posted earlier. (Link to Ikea fork here.)
- Lead (Pb): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Mercury (Hg): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Arsenic (As): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Cadmium (Cd): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Barium (Ba): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Antimony (Sb): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Selenium (Se): Negative / Non-Detect (ND)
- Chromium (Cr): 161,100 +/- 7,900 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 124 +/- 52 ppm
- Gold (Au): 586 +/- 211 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 2,665 +/- 469 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 89,100 +/- 2,600 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 723,600 +/- 6,100 ppm
- Molybdenum (Mo): 3,977 +/- 202 ppm
- Magnesium (Mn): 15,000 +/- 1,300 ppm
We use many stainless products in our home, including these. In general I consider stainless steel to be a safe option.
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