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San Francisco Middle School Auditorium Art Deco Ceramic Tile

#Leaded: Vintage Art Deco Ceramic Tile In a San Francisco Middle School Auditorium

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 […]

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#Leaded: Bathroom Floor Tiles c. 1979

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!) – […]

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#Leaded: 2014 Kitchen Counter Tile

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. […]

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#Leaded: Modern (2015) Floor Tiles

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 […]

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