I am not making any claims about any of these dishes because I don’t know the definite answer. I am only doing my homework and I encourage you to do your homework as well. This topic first came on my radar because my mom had read about it.
There is a lady who has done a lot of research on lead, cadmium, and other chemical levels in dishes. You can find her website here https://tamararubin.com/
I’m not a scientist and I’ve never done any testing on any of these products, but you can bet I’ll be looking into this!
For specific articles of interest, go here:
- Which dishes are lead free? https://tamararubin.com/2019/12/asktamara-which-dishes-are-lead-free/
- Spice of Life Corningware HIGH LEAD & CADMIUM LEVELS https://tamararubin.com/2019/12/vintage-1972-1988-corning-ware-spice-o-life-casserole-26500-ppm-lead-236-ppm-cadmium/
- Corelle® recommends using their pre-2005 dishes as “decorative pieces” due to concerns for high levels of lead https://tamararubin.com/2019/12/breaking-news-12-26-19-corelle-recommends-using-their-pre-2005-dishes-only-as-decorative-pieces-due-to-concerns-for-high-levels-of-lead/
- Which coffee mugs are lead free? https://tamararubin.com/2019/12/which-ceramic-coffee-mugs-are-lead-free/
- Vintage Tupperware concerns https://tamararubin.com/2019/12/stop-using-your-vintage-tupperware-now-these-measuring-cups-are-positive-for-2103-ppm-lead-250-ppm-arsenic/
I was confused about the melamine recall years ago. It wasn’t dishes that were recalled, but rather foods that were tainted with melamine, HOWEVER there is a possibility that melamine can leach into foods when melamine dishes and cookware are used incorrectly.
For past issues with dish and cookware safety, see the following: