Thank you again!!! The FDC is indeed reputable enough a source for the warning. W B L Rajan Urs wrote: > >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.