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  QUESTION: British standards for lead in ceramics, 11 Mar 2006, New South Wales Australia

I recently bought a set of china called liberty blue that was made in England in 1976 by Enoch Wedgewood, the Staffordshire district. It states it is dishwasher safe. do you know anything about the British standards for lead in china in the 1970's? is it safe to use??
any input you may have will be helpful.
ANSWER: 13 Mar 2006

Dear Deborah
In response to your query about the British standards for lead in china, there is this British standard which might be of aid:
BS 6748:1986 Specification for limits of metal release from ceramic ware, glassware, glass ceramic ware and vitreous enamel ware, available at
You can visit the following website, which talks about lead in ceramics and might help you to find out how safe it is to use ceramic ware/china.
Hope this information helps to answer you query.
Hasibah Keriwala
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