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Last Updated: February 20, 2019


Lead: Food and Dishes

Images: All purchased; Pottery cup used with permission by Dr. Hore

Big idea: Lead can be found in food and dishes.

Talking points:

  • Spices and “hot” flavorings – Spices can come from all over: Mexico, Georgia (the country), Pakistan, India, Bangladesh
  • Lead-glazed pottery and ceramic ware
  • Imported candy – especially imported candies with hot ingredients

Arizona Department of Health Services
Questions and Answers on Lead-Glazed Traditional Pottery 
The Hidden Dangers of Hot Sauce, July 2013; UNLV study
CDC Sources of Lead: Candy

Categories: Lead