Glazed Ceramic Chanukiah / Chanukah Menorah: 10,000 ppm Lead

I bought this Chanukah menorah for my family at my local natural foods store c. 2009.

It is made by Rite Lite of Brooklyn, New York. It is “Made in China” for the Jacob Rosenthal Judaica Collection.

When tested with an XRF instrument the menorah pictured was positive for approximately 10,000 ppm Lead. To learn more about XRF testing, Click Here

Did you know that most Chanukah menorah’s have high levels of Lead? [Link]

While I don’t have the same concerns for potential Lead exposure to children from a glazed ceramic menorah like this as I do from a Leaded brass menorah (read more about that here), I still think that we (as consumers) should not be supporting industry that uses Lead in products, and should choose Lead-free options for use in our home whenever possible.

Here’s a few quick Amazon affiliate links to some Lead-free / Lead-safe menorah choices!

  • This one is $29.99 and made of aluminum: LINK
  • Here’s another modern design in aluminum for $26.48: LINK
  • Here’s a stainless steel one for $59.95: LINK
  • Here’s one more fun aluminum one for $29.99: LINK

To see other menorahs that I have tested, Click Here.

As always, thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tamara Rubin

*Amazon links are affiliate links and if you purchase something after clicking on one of my links I may receive a small percentage of what you spend at no extra cost to you! Thank you for supporting my advocacy work in this way.

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