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[*] posted on 15-3-2022 at 04:43

I have a question. Can you use a dishwasher to clean glassware ?

I noticed that dish detergent is a great cleaner in general.

If I ran glassware through my dishwasher then took it out and ran the dishwasher empty several time to clean it would that present a health hazard ?

I think in general this is a bad idea
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[*] posted on 15-3-2022 at 07:40

Depends on what you use the glassware for. Mercury? Probably better not. Kitchen salt? Shouldn't be a problem.
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[*] posted on 15-3-2022 at 08:03

If in dought, incineration will decompose most waste products, no heavy metals please. But most organics are substantially reduced.
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[*] posted on 15-3-2022 at 08:08

This is a topic that has interested me for some time.

Are there any studies how much soluble OR insoluble mercury is left in a glass beaker after it has been thoroughly washed and cleaned and rinsed?

I would presume the amounts are extremely small, but detectable with sufficient equipment even after ordinary washing procedure, because glass is non-porous surface. Acid washing would likely be pretty exclusive.

I'm not paving a slope for using mercury laced pyrex for cooking after you've finished cooking, just out of interest. :)
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