Post I shared on Instagram today…
❣️This photo is from when I was the opening speaker for a presentation with Erin Brockovich. I brought a prop with me – a yellow vintage Pyrex mixing bowl – to show Erin how I test consumer goods for Lead using XRF technology (and also to demonstrate to the audience present at the event the lack of corporate responsibility when it comes to Lead and other toxicants commonly found in vintage and new consumer goods.)
❣️This was 8 months before Snopes decided to write falsehoods about my findings of Lead in the exterior paint on vintage & newer Pyrex pieces. Unfortunately today Snopes readers still find that Dec. 2016 article (which should have been retracted but wasn’t) & come to the conclusion (incorrectly) that vintage Pyrex does not have unsafe levels of Lead in the exterior decorations. Since 2016 Snopes has written about my work a total of 4 times – two in which they cite my work as the “evidence” that something is true (because I’m “the expert”) & twice where they try to discredit my work (without interviewing me and without understanding the intention behind the work I do!) #Sigh
❣️I do what I do to help parents make informed decisions so they can protect their families. Lead does not belong in our homes and it definitely does not belong in our kitchens and on our dinner tables! Please read my post (linked in the header of my instagram today) explaining why it is still a problem that vintage Pyrex is painted with high Lead coatings (even though the coating is “only on the outside”!) There are several dozen other posts about vintage Pyrex on my blog (link here) – most with (science-based, factual, replicable, accurate) XRF Test results for toxic heavy metals for the pieces tested. All public agencies agree that there is no safe level of Lead exposure.
❣️New clear glass mixing bowls are available on Amazon and elsewhere inexpensively (link here) and they are likely to be Lead-free as long as there is no painted or printed markings on the exterior. Please stop using your vintage Pyrex pieces for food use purposes & find Lead-free alternatives.