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Thread: How do I test if my pottery is safe to use for food?

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    How do I test if my pottery is safe to use for food?

    I am pretty sure it is but not a hundred percent....what should I use to test it....I don't wanna slowly die over time....ryan
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    If it isn't marked as safe or unsafe for food use I think your only option is to get a lead testing kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudsy9977 View Post
    ....I don't wanna slowly die over time....ryan
    I hate to tell you this but you have been slowly dieing since the day you were born!

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    Is lead the only thing that can be in pottery to worry about?
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    A pro potter participates here, Tom aka tgraypots(?). Been a little while but a pm may get you some answers.
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    I test my pottery by gently throwing it against the wall...just sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by quantumcloud509 View Post
    I test my pottery by gently throwing it against the wall...just sayin'
    Interesting, I have only seen pottery thrown on a wheel.

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    Pictures to come at a later date hehehe
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    Don't know how accurate they are, but there are lead test kits out there. Just saw one on Amazon for about $11. And supposedly a lot of home improvement stores carry them. Looks like they're pretty easy to use--wet a swab, wipe your plate, see if the swab changes color sort of thing.
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