Small (brand new, 2018) hand-held brass bell. Tested with an XRF instrument. Positive for lead at 35,200 ppm +/- 1,000 ppm. The concern I have for these small brass items is that they are often given to children to play with and, especially in the case of high-lead brass, the lead from leaded brass items […]
Baldwin brand doorknob: 11,500 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. Building components (like door knobs) are not regulated AT ALL for total lead content. #SimpleSolution: look for stainless or nickel door knobs (and hardware or hinges.) Avoid buying hardware: with yellow brass finishes with language like “nickel plated brass” or “stainless finish” or where “stainless” or […]
Baby food blender – center nut (touches food!) 47,700 ppm lead! Sorry, brand/maker is not known. Several brands of babyfood blenders have historically had leaded center nuts. Purchase items like this only from trusted brands/ manufacturers. Tested with an XRF —- #XRFTesting #LeadedDishes • #LeadSafeDishes For more safer choices in dishware options, click here.
“Iron”* door pulls: Curved handle: 9,500 ppm lead • Thumb latch (worn): 11,100 ppm lead • Flat back plate: 28,200 ppm lead *leaded brass finished to look like iron. • • • Learn More about XRF Testing here. See more items I have tested with an XRF here: #XRFTesting. Lead-free door knobs are readily available, […]