Update on April 3, 2022- Sunday!
Here’s a screenshot showing the stats on this post
as of 5:20 p.m. (EST) 3/22/22 – Tuesday
Scroll down for the live link to the post on Facebook in case you would like to share it too!
Here’s the text I shared with the post on Facebook:
90 ppm Lead (and up) is considered unsafe in items used by children. Dishes are (unfortunately) not regulated in the same way, they are not considered to be “items intended for use by children.” Here’s a link with more information on the concern for Lead (and other toxicants like Arsenic and Cadmium) in both vintage and newer Corelle dishes – including specific Lead test results for dozens of other Corelle patterns: https://tamararubin.com/2019/12/breaking-news-12-26-19-corelle-recommends-using-their-pre-2005-dishes-only-as-decorative-pieces-due-to-concerns-for-high-levels-of-lead/
This article has more information about why it is a problem (in general) for dishes (from any manufacturer – new or old) to have Lead in the glaze or decorative elements (even if the dishes met or exceeded federal safety standards at the time of manufacture): https://tamararubin.com/topics/does-vintage-and-new-functional-pottery-and-dishware-have-unsafe-levels-of-lead/
One final update: This post has links to quite a few Lead-free dish choices (and don’t feel any obligation to buy them from my links, you can normally get them cheaper at Target or Walmart – but if you click through you can see some good brands and examples – most are very inexpensive) https://shopleadsafemama.com/2021/05/lead-free-dishes/
This afternoon I just shared this follow up post (image below) on Facebook asking for readers’ help in answering questions in the comments section. Please help if you can – thank you! [Continue reading below the image.]
Here’s the actual post live on Facebook, please click through and help me answer questions if you can (answers to the SIXTEEN most common questions on this post are in the list of links below the live Facebook image here). Thank you!
And here are some of the posts that are good to use to answer questions:
- For folks who say they used these and turned out fine – I share this link.
- For others who say they used them their whole life and have no symptoms of Lead poisoning – I share this link.
- For folks who assert that the allegations must be false because it would be illegal for plates to have lead I often share this link.
- For folks who say there is no science backing up my claims I often share this link to the scientific study from England about Lead paint on glassware.
- For folks who cite the snopes pyrex article as the reason they don’t believe me I share this
- For folks who ask how I test things I share this link.
- For folks who ask if they can test things themselves at home I share this link.
- For folks who say I am generating fear through my work I share this link.
- For folks who say they are worried they have poisoned their kids I share this link.
- For folks who want to know more about the work we do at Lead Safe Mama, LLC I share this
- For folks who might benefit from seeing my XRF training certificate I share this link.
- For folks who ask “but is this really a problem” I share this link.
- For folks who ask how much Lead it takes to poison a human (or a child) I share this link.
- For folks who ask about getting tested for Lead, I share this link.
- For folks who ask about how to test one of their dishes I share this link.
- If people ask if the plain white corelle is ok I share one of the posts with test results for the plain white corelle – like this one.
Thank you for your help today!
Here’s the original graphic shared on Facebook: