XRF test results for the dish pictured
Test is of the green painted design on the food-surface of the dish
- Cadmium (Cd): 291 +/- 16 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 302 +/- 52 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 13,300 +/- 900 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): 2,278 +/- 65 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 3,634 +/- 147 ppm
- Cobalt (Co): 372 +/- 85 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 542 +/- 139 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 8,797 +/- 1,169 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 63,300 +/- 2,700 ppm
- Lead (Pb): non-detect
- Mercury (Hg): non-detect
- Antimony (Sb): non-detect
- Selenium (Se): non-detect
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– This post was published the weekend of June 4-6 of 2021
With the posts that I am writing this weekend I am doing my best to write up and publish as many test result sets as possible as quickly as possible (because I am over a YEAR behind in my writing as a result of the fact that I have had absolutely no childcare for most of the pandemic [no childcare since about two weeks before the pandemic actually… as my kids were already out sick (with various illnesses) when the pandemic started]!)
Yup that’s right – some people have been waiting (ever so patiently) for more than a year for the test results for their items because of the impact the pandemic has had on my ability to both test consumer goods and coherently write about them (and also take the time to document each item with photographs.)
To this end – in the posts this weekend- I am simply including photos of the items tested along with the XRF test results and will not be writing more specifically about each of these products – like I usually do – at this time (in the interest of getting as much information out to my readers as quickly as possible.)
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- This link discusses the testing I report on here on the blog.
- This link has a short video that shows you how to efficiently search the more than 3,000 posts and pages here on the Lead Safe Mama website.
- This link has info about my background as well as rates to hire me for an event, a private home consultation or as a consultant.
- This link has information about my October United States travel schedule and my current calendar for scheduling in-person home consultations with me this year.
- This link has information about hiring me for a zoom consult or to teach a class or be a speaker at a zoom event.
- This is the link to the documentary feature film that I directed and produced on childhood Lead poisoning. I encourage you to watch it if you have not yet seen it. It is 92 minutes so… grab some popcorn… it is up on YouTube free of charge
- This is the link to our new “Shop Lead Safe Mama” website – which lists only products (in various categories) that we have found to be consistently Lead-free (when tested with an XRF instrument.)
- This is the link that explains how to have something of yours tested with the test results reported here on the blog.
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Pat Johnson says
I’m wondering if the cadmium is only in the colored areas of the dish?
Yes – it is.
Is Cadmium dangerous? I have these dishes
Cadmium is a known carcinogen. You can read more about that here:
I have a similar dish gotten around 2003-2004. It’s the same shape but with a black thin design. Do you think it would affect that too? That’s been my go-to dish for almost 20 years. 🙁
I own the plain white square dishes. Are these safe? Is it just the dishes with painted design that are suspect? I also have the rimmed soup bowl/ pasta dish that has colored stripes on the rim. I use these everyday
Marilou Trask says
I have one of these plates… are you going to replace it?
Taube Becker says
What does the bold blue mean next to cobalt. Is that a LEVEL of danger. Is there a way to compare these to others. How high is this ? I mean compared to the everyday exposure from the air — is this considered HIGH ?