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Vintage Pyrex Food Storage: Even with very worn paint this is still positive for Lead (Pb) at 23,000 ppm.

Reddish orange vintage Pyrex refrigerator dish with most of paint worn off. When tested with an XRF instrument this piece had the following reading for Lead: Lead (Pb): 23,000 ppm. This is a great example of how the colors on these pieces wear. The question is… where does that Leaded color go?  Also important note: […]

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“Orange Fiesta” Pattern Vintage Pyrex Casserole with Lid, 1971: 55,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Orange Fiesta” pattern casserole with fruit images on lid. 1971. When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage cookware piece had the following readings: 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 […]

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Small Red Vintage Pyrex Storage Dish: 53,900 ppm Lead. [90 ppm Lead is unsafe for kids.]

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 dishware […]

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Pyrex® Glass Measuring Cup (c. 1994): Positive for 6,253 ppm Lead in the red outside markings.

20+ year old Pyrex® measuring cup. Purchased new c. 1994 When tested with an XRF instrument the red markings on the outside of this cup were positive for Lead at the following level: Lead (Pb): 6,253 ppm For reference, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by […]

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Vintage Green Pyrex Mixing Bowl: 36,599 ppm lead [Context: 90 ppm Lead is considered unsafe for kids in newly made items.]

Vintage Olive Green Pyrex Mixing Bowl. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior paint on the mixing bowl pictured here was positive for the following elemental heavy metals at the following levels: Lead (Pb): 36,599 ppm Arsenic (As): 12,910 ppm Cadmium (Cd): 615 ppm For Context: The current toxicity level for lead in newly […]

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Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup (c. 2004): Positive for 31,300 ppm Lead in the Red Exterior Writing.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup. Purchased new circa 2004. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior red writing on this measuring cup was positive for Lead (Pb) at the following level: 31,300 ppm For context: the amount of Lead (Pb) that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm […]

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Vintage Blue Pyrex Casserole: Positive For 108,400 ppm Lead (& Arsenic Too!)

Vintage Blue Pyrex Casserole. Below are the XRF test results for this piece: Top blue (on lid): Lead (Pb): 108,400 ppm Arsenic (As): 27,100 ppm Base blue: Lead (Pb): 84,000 ppm Arsenic (As): 23,800 ppm Plane white milk glass of base: Lead (Pb): 74 ppm Arsenic (As): 3,045 ppm Please share and browse the photo […]

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Vintage Pyrex Casserole, “Shenandoah” Pattern c. 1981-1986: Yellow Exterior – 212,000 ppm Lead

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! As […]

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Large Orange Vintage Pyrex Mixing Bowl: 61,000 ppm Lead

Vintage Pyrex “Made In USA” orange mixing bowl: 61,100 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Notice all the flecks of paint (leaded paint) missing from this vintage Pyrex mixing bowl!  I love this image. I illuminated the bowl from the inside to show the worn- chipped exterior finish. Please share and browse the […]

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Leaded Dishes: Franciscan Ivy

83,900 ppm lead – Franciscan Ivy Tray Vintage Dishes #XRFTesting #LeadedDishware Items intended for children are required by current legislation to be under 90 ppm lead. Dishes (especially vintage dishes!) are not regulated for total lead content (via XRF reading.) Click here to see some lead-free dishware options!

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