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Old 12-31-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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I bought a set of melamine "china" and use that mostly. My good china only for company. Usually use mason jars or solo plastic cups for everyday use. Hopefully no lead there! Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:38 AM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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I bought a set of melamine "china" and use that mostly. My good china only for company. Usually use mason jars or solo plastic cups for everyday use. Hopefully no lead there! Thanks for the heads up!
Melamine is the chemical that was found in dog food from China about 6-8 months ago and kill hundreds of dogs. Melamine is a cheap form of plastic but is also used as a pesticide.
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:44 AM
 
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Yeah, but does it leach out of the dish??
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:48 PM
 
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It might if you cut into a steak right through to the plate or scrape a utensil across the plate surface.

I am a big fan of Corel for purity
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:11 PM
 
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What is Corel? I have heard of it, but don't know what it is...
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:04 PM
 
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Corelle dinnerware made in the USA and of laminated glass. Hopefully no lead! They have a nice website: www.corelle.com.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:09 PM
 
Location: sd,ca
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Wow. It's like anything from China has dangerous amounts of lead which is so devastating that we must burn all blankets, break all dishes, sell our computer junk, and throw all our clothes away.

This bizarre fear has gone to irrational depths.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:13 AM
 
Location: a nation with hope
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Wow. It's like anything from China has dangerous amounts of lead which is so devastating that we must burn all blankets, break all dishes, sell our computer junk, and throw all our clothes away.

This bizarre fear has gone to irrational depths.

Wow, now wouldn't that feel wonderful? Too late now, but that would be a very cathartic thing to do on New Year's eve. Great way to have a fresh start.

I don't know how it happened, but I was adamant for a long time about NOT buying dishes from China, and then just before Thanksgiving I broke down and bought a plain, gold rimmed set of plates and glasses at Targe'. I could kick myself for breaking my own rules. I know better! Arrrgghh. Must have been in one of those lousy "senior moments", a mental twilight zone.
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:29 AM
 
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Here is some information that may be of help. Perhaps the inspections are being done correctly, but by the way toy got through I am not so sure.

http://www.nsc.org/issues/lead/leadindishes.htm (broken link)

http://www.shopzilla.com/8B--Dinnerw...p--10__sfsk--7

http://www.shopzilla.com/8B--Dinnerw...10__start--120

Here is a list of dishes that meet U.S. standards for lead free. they are not all in alphabetical order, so keep going.

http://www.environmentaldefense.org/...LeadChina4.htm

I think before I throw my Chinese dishes away, I will get them checked out, but at the same time the glaze looks like that described as having lead.
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Old 01-01-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: PALM BEACH, FL.
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Wow. It's like anything from China has dangerous amounts of lead which is so devastating that we must burn all blankets, break all dishes, sell our computer junk, and throw all our clothes away.

This bizarre fear has gone to irrational depths.
Your opinion about " irrational fear" is excactly how China has gotten away with this poisoning this long.
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