Anchor Glass One-Cup Measuring Cup, c. 2006
When tested with an XRF instrument the red painted markings on the exterior of this glass Anchor Hocking brand one-cup measuring cup (purchased new around 2006) had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb): 32,500 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/ND [Negative]
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This is disappointing. I thought that based on other testing you had done, the paint on Anchor Hocking glasses were safe, whereas the markings on Pyrex glass measuring cups were not. What you recommend – anchor hocking or pyrex for these in general?
I don’t recommend any measuring cups with any painted markings at all. Even the newer ones (which tend to be Lead-free) are often high in Cadmium (Cd) instead. I have about four more Anchor ones to post that are newer and Lead-free. The newer Lead-free ones are from 2012 and 2014, although at the time I did the testing for those I was not noting the presence or absence of Cadmium on a regular basis.
Thanks Tamara. Do you know where glass measuring cups can be found that don’t have any markings?
I posted a couple of links earlier – but Ikea might also have some.
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I have been using the anchor 2 cup measuring cup with red markings. Does that one have lead too? For this one, did the interior test positive as well or just paint?