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Light Blue & White Lodge Cast Iron Enameled Dutch Oven: 48 ppm Lead + 35 ppm Arsenic

  I tested this light blue Lodge enameled cast iron dutch oven lid back in 2015 (at the Portland Green Festival!) With more recently tested items I capture a much more comprehensive panel of test results, however with this one I just captured the following two sets of readings (which are enough to support my […]

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Dark Blue & White Lodge Cast Iron Enameled Dutch Oven (c. 2006): 1,693 ppm Lead + 555 ppm Arsenic

I tested this Lodge enameled cast iron dutch oven back in 2016. With more recently tested items I capture a much more comprehensive panel of test results, however with this one I just captured the following two sets of readings (which are enough to support my opinion that enameled cast iron should always be avoided […]

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#LeadFree: Gray Staub Coated Cast Iron La Cocotte Casserole

This is a coated cast iron casserole by Staub that was tested in 2016.   It tested negative for lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury when tested with an XRF instrument. The interior and exterior surfaces were tested. The exterior was positive for chromium (Cr) at 26,200 ppm.  For context chromium is part of many stainless […]

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Dr. Mercola “Metals Free” Frying Pan: 14,900 ppm Lead. Check out the 140+ comments on this one too!

Below is a letter I wrote to Dr. Mercola when I first found Lead in these pans that are sold and marketed as “Lead-free” and “Metals Free”. This post was originally published on June 9, 2017. Dr. Mercola never responded to me directly, but here are several related posts including his response to customers (link.) […]

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#CadmiumConcerns: Le Creuset Casserole

Le Creuset Casserole.  red coating: 11,900 ppm cadmium. The exterior coating was non-detect for lead. Inside: non-detect for cadmium. Click here to read about #CadmiumConcerns Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in dishware options, click here.

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Ask Tamara: Does cast iron have lead? Are cast iron pans safe?

Ask Tamara Question: Is cast iron safe?  Do cast iron pans ever contain lead? Answer: Cast iron (any type of iron) has a much higher melting point than lead; accordingly, undecorated, simple cast iron pots and pans – at the time of their manufacture – almost never have any lead (as it is unlikely for the metal itself […]

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