Art my youngest son Charlie did a few years ago. Tile for this art project provided by Portland Parks (through their summer activity program). 895 ppm lead. Tested with an XRF & Posted, 3/17/2016. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended for children is anything 90 ppm or higher in the coating […]
This tile was in a San Francisco, California middle school auditorium that I did a presentation at in 2013. It tested positive for lead at 9,391 ppm when tested with an XRF instrument. To see more posts with tile I have tested, click here. To read more about the concern for lead in tile, click […]
Kitchen Counter Tiles – “recent” remodel (pre-2007). Tested with a Niton XRF in 2012: 113 ppm lead. These are the tiles in my home, my kitchen counter. To see more tiles I have tested click here.
Below is a re-post of a post I originally shared on Facebook on December 16, 2014. This came across the wire today – VERY INTERESTING: ****** A report by the Ceramic Tile Institute of America, Inc., “CTIOA Field Report 2000-11-20” is of interest. The Study subject matter is stated as: “Ceramic tile lead hazards and […]
13,000 ppm lead – 1979 tile! [Original tile floors in a 1979 house.] The amount of lead that is considered unsafe (and illegal) in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children, is anything 90 ppm lead and higher. Floor tiles – while likely used and interacted with by children every day (especially crawling babies!) – […]
Newly installed kitchen counter tile: 368,400 ppm lead. Tested in 2014. Portland, Oregon. Tile is not regulated for total lead content (as detectable with an XRF.) This is kitchen tile, that your food sits on every.single.day. My solution is to always use cutting boards and never put utensils or food directly on tiled kitchen counters. […]
New (2015) 12 inch floor tile: 2,429 ppm lead & 1481 ppm arsenic. *** Even in 2017 floor tiles are not regulated*** The amount of lead that is considered unsafe (and illegal) in an item intended for children, is anything 90 ppm lead and higher. Floor tiles – while likely used and interacted with by children every […]
Vintage White Kitchen Tile: 181,000 ppm lead (Pb). If you appreciate what I do, the simplest way you can help support my advocacy work at NO EXTRA COST to you is to click on the Amazon affiliate link ads to the right on this page (or on the bottom if you are on your phone!). If you […]