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What will happen if I continue to drink my wine out of lead-crystal wine glasses?

Just curious.

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nuin
Jul. 25th, 2009 02:02 pm (UTC)
If you wash the class before using it you should be fine. As as long as you don't store the wine in it.

Glass is fluid like in structure. This means that lead is slowly flowing to the surface, but it takes time for that to occur. Washing before use removes whatever lead has made its way to the surface. The time it takes to drink a glass of wine is not long enough for the lead to resurface. However if the glass was left out overnight half full, don't drink it.

Hope that helps.
rinalia
Jul. 25th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
This is an excellently detailed answer, thank you. Glass shall always be scrubbed prior to use and obviously I won't plan on consuming any leftover wine in glass the next day (this is because I never leave a glass half full/empty!)

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