http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/fdalead.html Glassware: Lead crystal glassware may leach lead. "The crystalware industry has established voluntary lead-leaching limits for crystalware," says Kashtock, "that most foreign and domestic manufacturers follow." As a precaution, children and pregnant women should avoid frequent use of crystal glassware. Lead crystal baby bottles should never be used. Also, FDA intends to issue industry guidance in 1998 to prohibit use of lead-based (and cadmium-based) pigments for decorating the lip rim area of glassware, says Kashtock. "Use of the pigments may pose only a negligible risk, but it is avoidable." ____________________________________________________________________ On Sun, 17 Oct 2004 11:09:19 +0530, Rajan Urs <wexpert@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Make a search on Google for :lead crystal poisoning of alcohol. > > You get tons of sites on the subject but surely an urban legends site > is not the appropriate source for such verification. You can make an > advanced search in Google specifying only .EDU sites or .ORG sites > which may give proper information from Universities, Hospitals and > Health Organisations. > > You can see this site which has the following info: > > http://www.healthcentral.com/library/librarycontent.cfm?id=287 > > Warning On Lead Crystal > > One study found that wine and acidic juices can draw the lead from > lead crystal glassware. Thus the Food and Drug Administration > recommends caution in the use of lead crystal glassware. > > Because of lead's hazard to the fetus and to children's developing > nervous systems, this FDA caution is especially directed to children, > and to women who are pregnant or are considering pregnancy. > > [In case you have trouble searching in google please let me know. I am > asking you to search so you can learn how to find information easily > from search engines.] > > _________________________________________________________________ > > > > On Sat, 16 Oct 2004 22:13:21 -0400, William B. Lurie <billurie@xxxxxxxx> > wrote: > > > > Has anybody ever heard of, or seen, a story about how > > specialty liquors, bottled in expensive lead crystal > > bottles, can have the lead salts be dissolved > > ('leached') by the alcohol, and end up poisoning > > theliquor? I've tried to track this down through the > > usual urban legends sites, with no success...... > > Thanks > > > > -- > > William B. Lurie > > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list > > policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ > > > > To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. > > > > > For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.