Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lenox Bowl is radioactive

I am going to start monitoring the radiation in our household items whenever I get a chance and upload the photos and information to this blog. Why? We have known about the radiation in our ceramic dishes, chinaware and crystal for a while now, and have been mentioning it to other people. Most of the time, it goes in one ear and out the other.

Recently, due to the impact from Fukushima's radiation, there has been an increasing amount of concern by people who have asked us to test their plates and bowls.

We tested a Lenox Butterfly and Laces bowl with an Inspector Plus radiation detector and found it to be higher than background reading. We placed the bowl upside down and placed the detector on it. The reading tested 86 cpm, and when we moved the detector to the side, found the normal background radiation reading to be 28 cpm. I have attached two photos to show the difference.

That means that the Lenox Butterflies and Lace bowl has 3x the amount of radiation than the air. I have written to Lenox and am awaiting a response.


2 comments:

Patty Apostolides said...

I wrote to the Lenox Company and a representative responded, asking for more information. I sent them the photos along with the readings. I haven't heard from them since. It's been over a week. I'll keep you posted.

Patty Apostolides said...

The Lenox bowl is only one of several types of bowls and housewares that have radioactivity in them. It is a fact that the majority of China ware are radioactive. We've tested dozens of them and each time the readings ranged from the 80s to over 100 cpm. Corelle dishes and bowls also have radioactivity in them. Crystal glasses, bowls, etc. are all radioactive. Glassware is typically not radioactive.