As you know decorated asian plates along with traditional mexican terra cotta elaborately painted brightly colored or handcrafted dinnerware might harbor lead in their glazes. Using lead also creates brighter more vibrant colors for decorative patterns.
When lead is used in a glaze the finish is smooth and glasslike.
What you should know about lead in china dishes. What you should know about lead in china dishes. Do not put highly acidic food or drink in crockery that may contain lead. It also contains a list of some manufacturers telephone numbers.
This list contains many but not all safe patterns. The combination of brighter colors and the transparent glaze makes dishes more visually appealing. How do you know if there is lead in your dishes.
To request a copy of the brochure call 800 684 3322. It has a list of many dish patterns made by major manufacturers that meet proposition 65 standards for lead. Do not heat food or drink in crockery that may contain lead.
Tableware manufacturers use lead for glazes and decorations to improve their product s appearance. Do not store food or drink in dishes that may contain lead. If a dish contains lead using the dishwasher can damage the glazed surface.