When tested with an XRF instrument this green glass bottle for Ferrarelle Naturally Sparkling Mineral Water had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb); 151 +/- 16 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 2,526 +/- 246 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 766 +/- 122 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 75 +/- 37 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 37 +/- 19 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 2,540 +/- 112 ppm
Some additional reading related to this post:
- To see more green glass that I have tested, click here.
- To see more glass bottles that I have tested, click here.
Test results reported on this blog are accurate, science-based, and replicable. Testing was done for a minimum of 60 seconds per component, and repeated multiple times to confirm the results. Each set of results found was similar to the results sets noted above.
How much Lead is unsafe?
For context, the amount of Lead that is considered illegal and unsafe in an item that is expressly manufactured and sold as “intended for use by children” is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint, glaze or coating, and anything 100 ppm Lead or higher in the substrate. Given this green glass bottle tested positive for 151 ppm Lead and is not expressly manufactured and sold as an item that is intended for use by children, it would be considered safe (and completely legal) by all current standards (U.S. and European).
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