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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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#Leaded: Vintage Unmarked White Enamel Cooking Pot

Tested in 2014.  This pot was positive for 463 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Age and maker are unknown. Most vintage enamelware is high lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is 90 ppm lead and higher (90 and up for coatings, 100 and […]

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#LeadFree: Stainless Steel Pan, Brand Unknown

Stainless steel pan. Brand unknown. Non-Detect (ND/ Negative) for lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury. All components tested with an XRF instrument. For those who are interested in stainless steel, this is SS #304 in all components that are metal.  The make up of this SS #304 is 186,400 ppm chromium (Cr), 96,200 ppm nickel (Ni) […]

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Dr. Mercola Frying Pan

White label on the bottom of Dr. Mercola brand coated (ceramic [cast iron look]) pan: 14.900 ppm lead. Interior of pan (probably from coating): 83 +/- 18 ppm lead. As with all my posts the above results are from XRF testing. Please click here and here to learn more about XRF instruments and testing. Please click […]

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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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