Tamara Rubin is a Federal award winning independent advocate for consumer goods safety and childhood Lead poisoning prevention. She is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children. She began testing consumer goods for toxicants in 2009, and was the parent-advocate responsible for finding Lead in the popular fidget spinner toys in 2017. She uses XRF testing (a scientific method used by the Consumer Product Safety Commission) to test consumer goods for metallic toxicants (including Lead, Cadmium, Mercury and Arsenic). To read more about the testing methodology employed for the test results reported on this blog, please click this link.
First – a short video about this dish!
Full XRF Test Results For The Vintage Fiesta Dish Pictured
- Lead (Pb): 295,200 +/- 7,300 ppm
- Cadmium (Cd): 185 +/- 27 ppm
- Mercury (Hg): Non-detect
- Bromine (Br): 539 +/- 53 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 3,731 +/- 206 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 5,195 +/- 444 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 1,377 +/- 91 ppm
- Nickel (Ni): 853 +- 54 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 808 +/- 90 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 28,300 +/- 700 ppm
- Antimony (Sb): 143 +/- 49 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 3,231 +/- 217 ppm
How old is this dish?
That is an unknown. It was purchased at a thrift store.
New Fiestaware in cobalt blue. Just purchased. Not marked lead free. Just “made in usa”
Have you tested new Fiestaware?
Yes – there are examples of both old and new in the fiesta category – here’s the link to the category: