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Leaded Pyrex: Worn Colors

Reddish orange Pyrex dish with most of paint worn off: 23,000 ppm lead This is a great example of how the colors on these pieces wear. And the question is… where does that leaded color go?  Also important note: even with so much wear, it tested incredibly high for lead. Imagine what the lead level […]

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#Leaded: “Orange Fiesta” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Casserole with Lid, 1971

Vintage Pyrex “Orange Fiesta” pattern casserole with fruit images on lid. 1971. Solid orange of base: 55,000 ppm lead It also tested positive for: 3,783 ppm cadmium, 83 ppm barium, 79 ppm chromium, 47 ppm bromine, & for fun – 2,068 ppm gold)! 😉 ______ Total content level for lead (as measured by an XRF) […]

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Leaded Pyrex: Small Red Storage Dish

Small vintage / antique red Pyrex dish • 53,900 ppm lead — The current federal hazard level for an item intended for children [The level at which an item is considered unsafe] is 90 ppm lead and higher. Not 900. Not 9,000. Definitely not 53,900. Given the amount of wear on the coating on vintage […]

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Leaded Pyrex: Vintage Green Bowl

Vintage Olive Green Pyrex Bowl: 36,599 ppm lead 12,910 Arsenic 615 ppm cadmium —- The current toxicity level for lead in items intended for children is 90 ppm lead. Antiques and dishware are not regulated for total lead content (as detectable with an XRF.) #XRFTesting • #LeadedPyrex Please share and browse the photo library (click […]

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Leaded Pyrex: Blue Casserole

Vintage Blue Pyrex Casserole: Top blue: 108,400 ppm lead / 27,100 ppm arsenic Base blue: 84,000 ppm lead/ 23,800 ppm arsenic Plane white glass of base: 74 ppm lead/ 3,045 ppm arsenic #XRFTesting • #LeadedPyrex Please share and browse the photo library (click on the #XRFTesting link above) of this site to see items I […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Pyrex Casserole, “Shenandoah” Pattern c. 1981-1986

Pyrex Vintage Shenandoah Pattern Casserole, c. 1981-1986: White glass: 395 ppm lead Yellow exterior paint: 212,000 ppm lead To learn more about XRF Testing & the potential implications of lead in cookware click HERE and HERE.  Read more about lead-in-Pyrex here. For some unleaded mixing bowl options, click here! & unleaded dishes, click here!

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Lead Free Mixing Bowls…

As many of my friends, followers and readers know already most of the vintage dishware and kitchenware I have tested has tested positive for lead with an XRF instrument. Unfortunately many new pieces will also have lead at high levels, especially if they are ceramic or enamel coated in any way. [Highly decorated and colorful […]

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