ASTM C872 - 10

    Standard Test Method for Lead and Cadmium Release from Porcelain Enamel Surfaces

    Active Standard ASTM C872 | Developed by Subcommittee: B08.12

    Book of Standards Volume: 02.05


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    Significance and Use

    The determination of lead and cadmium release from porcelain enamel surfaces was formerly of interest only to manufacturers of porcelain enamel cookware and similar food service products. Food contact surfaces of these container-type products have been evaluated using a test procedure similar to Test Method C738. Recently, however, there has been a need to measure lead and cadmium release from flat or curved porcelain enamel surfaces that are not capable of being evaluated by a test similar to Test Method C738.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the precise determination of lead and cadmium extracted by acetic acid from porcelain enamel surfaces.

    1.2 Values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. Inch-pound units are given for information only.

    1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    C738 Test Method for Lead and Cadmium Extracted from Glazed Ceramic Surfaces

    D1193 Specification for Reagent Water


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 81.060.20 (Ceramic products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/C0872-10

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    Citation Format

    ASTM C872-10, Standard Test Method for Lead and Cadmium Release from Porcelain Enamel Surfaces, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2010, www.astm.org

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