– How Lead and Cadmium Can Become Part of Your Meal
By Debbie C. Lindgren
“Have you ever tested your plates to see if they contain lead? We did and were shocked to discover that our plates DID in fact contain lead. We purchased them at a local store eight years ago and once I discovered the plates had lead in them, we contacted the store and the manufacturer both of whom deflected blame. We were informed that the FDA allows lead and cadmium to be used in dinnerware. We then contacted the FDA and after 1 year and 9 months, an agent came to our home to pick up our dinnerware for testing. Some of our plates exceeded the California Prop 65 limit as well as the FDA limit. This is not an isolated incident – these dishes were purchased at a chain where I never suspected lead and cadmium were allowed. Unless dishware you purchase is stated to be lead and cadmium free, they most likely contain both.”
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