XRF test results for plain white glass Ikea dish pictured:
- Lead (Pb): non-detect
- Arsenic (As): non-detect
- Cadmium (Cd): non-detect
- Mercury (Hg): non-detect
- Bromine (Br): non-detect
- Chromium (Cr): 1,344 +/- 181 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 163 +/- 60 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 41 +/- 16 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): 554 +/- 11 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 6,441 +/- 118 ppm
- No other metals detect in consumer goods mode.
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Rebekah Burks says
Great! Good to have more options, and at a good price!
That’s great there is no lead or cadmium, arsenic or mercury. I’m wondering about the barium, since that seems like a large amount. Does anyone know if barium is toxic? Thanks
Is this barium level ok?
My understanding is that the Barium is included as a glass hardener – and may be insert in this application. There is a thing called “Barium toxicity” and “Barium Poisoning” so I do wonder about that myself – but I have more concern for glass cookware that is high in Barium (vs. dishes that you won’t be cooking on.) Here’s a post with an example and a bit of discussion about that:
I don’t think it has been appropriately studied in terms of the potential human health impacts from persistent low-level Barium exposure from consumer goods.
Do you think the color of the glass would make a difference in the reading? I have these but in the light blue.
However they are still likely lead-free, but I haven’t tested other colors of this style.
I purchased this plate and two different sizes bowls from the same line. The plate and larger bowl are made in France, but the smaller 4-inch bowl is made in China. Is this a concern since the one you tested was made in France? Thank you so much!
I am throwing out my Corelle dishes and getting the Ikea brand. however, They are made in china. Is this a problem?
Linda Leonard says
I have the same question!
Why are you throwing out your Corelle?
The new plates are made in China, and no longer in France. But only the large plates, the smaller ones and bowls are still from France. Are the large plates made in China still safe?
Jack A. says
I’m wondering the same about the ones coming from China. Have you tested any of these to confirm if they’re as safe?