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Warning of lead in keurig coffeemaker

Where is the lead in Keurig and what are the dangers of exposure?

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  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I don't see the screw on the back of the coffeemaker to get into it.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

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The solder joint in the tubing. Personally, I don't see a risk but the environmentalists see a risk in any lead at all. The plumbing in my house has ALL lead soldered joints. Now, plumbers are not allowed to use lead type solder. If the water just passes over the lead, there is absolutely minimal chance of problems. Keeping wine in a lead crystal decantor will also leech lead into the drink but, you don't hear all the hype about that. It's all about making the earth green. Toy wagons are being recalled because of lead in the paint. I don't know of ANY kids who ever ATE their wagon.

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

  • jimh615 Jan 11, 2011

    Any way you shake it...LEAD IS BAD !!!!!!!

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    janchar2 Aug 16, 2012

    No, I don't know of any kids that have eaten their wagon either. However, I can guarantee that there are a lot of kids who have eaten paint chips ffrom anything and everything in their environment! I did when I was a kid (many, many years ago)! In today's world why would any manufacturer still use lead solder in any appliance used for food products? No, one joint in one appliance probably does not create a significant hazard. However, how many other sources are contributing lead into our systems that we aren't aware of? How often do we see warnings on other pieces of Chinese garbage? Lead poisening is a cumulative condition, not the result of one single dose!

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