May 19, 2022 – Thursday
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For more information about the Lead found in these and other vintage dishes, click here: 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/
Important to note: Lead levels reported on this image differ from the previously reported Lead levels in similar dishes with the same designs because the level of toxicants in the decorative elements in these dishes vary from batch to batch.
Bobbie Jo Kooiman says
Hi Tamara. I have some vintage precious moments childrens silverware. A spoon, fork and knife. I was hoping I could send them to you to have them tested unless you’ve already done so.
Hi there! Thanks for commenting. Here’s the link with details on how to send something in for testing. I am about a month out for reporting on test results right now:
Kathy Brown says
I have a set of vintage Corelle dishes not shown in the image. Does that mean the pattern was not tested or that it is OK?
I was wondering the exact same thing! 1987 wedding gift! I still use them.
Is the white part of the plate okay? We have the “Old Town Blue.” Is the lead just in the decorative border?
Here is a post that explains the concern of Lead on the outside of dishes: https://tamararubin.com/2020/07/if-the-lead-is-only-on-the-outside-of-my-dish-measuring-cup-mixing-bowl-etc-why-does-it-matter-that-it-has-lead/
Hi Tamara. I have a vintage set of Pyrex dishes and glassware probably from the 1960s. They are unlike any pictured. The set of dishes are clear cobalt blue with an embossed swirl design on the outer edge. The corresponding set of glassware has ice tea glasses and 60s style juice glasses. They are clear with a blue swirl design painted on the outside. The lady I bought them from said they were 60s and a sought after collectors item. Is it possible the glass has unsafe lead or other unsafe chemicals? Thank you!
I am not sure what the pattern looks like but if you would like to browse, here is Tamara’s “Vintage Pyrex” category link: https://tamararubin.com/category/vintage-pyrex/
I will say that if they are from the 1960s, they most likely contain high levels of Lead… as well as Cadmium and Arsenic: https://tamararubin.com/2021/12/please-stop-using-vintage-pyrex-glassware-for-cooking-serving-food-its-often-painted-with-high-lead-paint-can-test-positive-for-cadmium-and-arsenic-too/
Georgia Armstrong says
I have some salad plate size (between dinner and saucer) with one of the patterns (old town blue) . Only the saucer is listed … can I assume it includes all the plates with that pattern ?
Yes! All dishes in the Old Town Blue pattern contain high levels of Lead. Here are the test results: https://tamararubin.com/category/old-town-blue/
Julie Reynolds says
Hi Tamara, I raised my kids using the “Pink Trio” Corell design which my son and oldest daughter split between them and currently use the “Chutney” pattern myself. I do not see either in any of the lead levels tests. Have you tested these patterns and have not had time to post the results? I am very concerned about the levels in particular of the “Pink Trio”. Thank you, Julie Reynolds
I don’t believe I have tested either of those patterns, however if they are pre-2005 they are likely to be high in Lead in Cadmium (and possibly even Arsenic) as most of the other dishes of that age from this brand are. All of the of dishes that are posted here are examples sent in by Lead Safe Mama readers. Here’s how to participate in the work if you are interested in having your exact pattern tested:
Brenda Beeler says
Thanks for letting us know about Corelle lead issue. My family used Corelle Butterfly Gold dishes when I was younger and at home. Then, as an adult, I inherited the Butterfly Gold dishes and continued using them in my home. Fortunately, there were no younger children that were exposed in my home. However, I’m concerned about how much jeopardy my health is now in after exposure to these dishes in my younger years and as an adult where I continued to use them in my home for several years. Possible 30+ years exposure. I’m 78.
I noticed the Butterfly Gold design has the highest lead rating, 14,000 ppm.
Besides stop using these dishes, what else would you advise I do? Inform my doctor? Be tested for lead? What side effects could be caused from exposure to these dishes with lead for over 30 years?
I certainly would appreciate your advice in this matter. Thanks for your help. Please email me your response.
Start here! Tamara wrote many posts that will answer all of your questions including symptoms of Lead poisoning and information on getting tested: https://tamararubin.com/2022/05/start-here/
Kelli McNamee says
Hello! Thanks for all the information. Have you tested any older all white Corelle? I don’t know how old it is but probably at least 20 years old and was wondering if I should get rid of it along with my old patterned Corelle.
I would like to know also! Mine are all white no pattern.
All white are lead-free (in the glass corelle, vintage and new).