Toxic Vintage Dishware Contaminated with Lead

Who else currently owns these plates or used them in the past? The green painted decorative border of this Corelle plate was positive for a very high level of Lead 15,200 ppm.  Who would have thought that those plates with pretty, colorful designs or grandmother’s expensive antique china can leach a lot of lead or cadmium during food is being served in them?  Do you have them? Throw them out! 90 ppm lead is the legal limit currently. It literally just takes a microscopic amount of Lead to poison a child (or any human for that matter) and there is NO ONE studying the potential impact that eating off of Leaded vintage dishware has on the users (because no corporation stands to benefit financially from such a study).

Even a minute amount – of a neurotoxicant as potent as Lead – in household dust (or transferring to your hands, or wearing off into your kitchen cabinets, dishwasher, sink or prep surfaces) sufficient to poison a child literally cannot be detected without the aid of XRF testing or chemical reagent testing or other sensitive testing protocols (i.e. it cannot be seen with the naked eye).

Consequently, we need to err on the side of prudence, and proactively remove all potential sources of Lead exposure from our homes ourselves, starting with our kitchens. For context, please understand that it quite literally just takes a microscopic amount of Lead to poison a human being. As a mother of Lead-poisoned children and as an environmental activist, I have taken the stand that there is no place for Lead on our dining tables. None at all.

This contaminated dish set was tested by environmental activist Tamara Rubin who is trained and certified in using a scientific instrument (for field use), the same instrument used by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to find toxicants in consumer goods. The findings are accurate. Her training certificate:– To find her exact results from testing numberous corelle products visit her page at .

Tamara shares a bit more about herself:

"I am a mother of Lead poisoned children. My children were poisoned in 2005 by the work of a painting contractor, you can see more about my story in the trailer to my documentary film, HERE. Since then I have become an award-winning environmental activist for childhood Lead-poisoning prevention, you can read my brief bio HERE.

A main component of the environmental activism I do is independent consumer goods testing for toxicants, including Lead, Cadmium, Arsenic and Mercury. Here’s a link with more information about how that works." 

This information has been shared through various social media channels and is going viral. Perhaps because so many used or continue to use these plates. Link to the complete list of tested Corelle dishware. 

Know better - Do Better. Tamara recommends this set of Corelle Dishware that tested lead free

Support Tamara's effort in keeping our dishware free of heavy toxic metals

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