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#LeadFree: Noritake Stoneware Madera Ivory Plate

Noritake Stoneware, Made in Indonesia, Madera Ivory plate. ND (negative/ non-detect) for lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. Tested with an XRF instrument. Please note: most vintage/ older Noritake I have tested has been positive for unsafe levels of lead. This is a newer dish.  I will add the year of manufacture as soon as I […]

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#LeadFreeChina: Noritake

Noritake Stoneware, Made in Japan plate: tested negative for lead! #Woot! Please note: MOST of the vintage Noritake I have tested has been positive for high levels of lead.  When it comes to the relative safety of vintage dishware, you really cannot extrapolate simply from a brand name. To see more safe choices for your family, check […]

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#LeadedChina: Noritake “Dutch Tile”

Today’s “Winner”… Highest lead item tested recently! #Noritake “Gala Cuisine” Japan / “Dutch Tile” 164,700 ppm lead – that’s 16% lead!!! (CPSC hazard level for items intended for children is 90 ppm and higher, vintage dish ware is not regulated for lead content.) For #SaferChoices for dishes for your family, click here.

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#Leaded: Vintage Noritake China Saucer

Noritake China Saucer: 933 ppm lead (+/- 86 ppm), ND (non-detect) for Hg (mercury), As (arsenic0 & Cd (cadmium)!  Most vintage Noritake china I have tested has been positive for high levels of lead. Tamara’s Grade: “F” “F” = I would not want to use it in my home, I would (politely) refuse to eat food that […]

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