[24hoursupport] Re: An odd query

  • From: "William B. Lurie" <billurie@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 17 Oct 2004 07:18:54 -0400

 
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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>



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