Originally published: December 30, 2016
Updated: December 28, 2019
When tested with an XRF instrument this glass Pyrex measuring cup had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/ND [Negative]
- Cadmium (Cd): 326 ppm [in the red writing on the outside of the glass.]
Sorry – I don’t have any more information about the model number or year of manufacture on this one!
Cadmium is a known possible carcinogen and does not belong in our cookware. To read more about the concern for Cadmium (Cd) in food preparation equipment, Click Here.
There are only two relevant standards for total Cadmium content. In Washinton State something is considered illegal if it has more than 40 ppm Cadmium. In Denmark something is considered unsafe or illegal if it is 75 ppm Cadmium or higher.
To see more items that I have tested that were positive for Cadmium, Click Here.
To see more Pyrex-brand glass measuring cups I have tested, Click Here.
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Click Here for some guidance on determining whether or not your glass Pyrex measuring cup might have Lead (Pb) or Cadmium (Cd) in the writing on the outside of the glass.
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