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#Leaded: Newer Baldwin Brand Door Knob

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 […]

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#LeadedAppliance: Baby Food Blender

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.

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Leaded Household: Door Handles

 “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, […]

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