When tested with an XRF instrument these “Iron”* door pulls had the following readings:
- Curved handle: 9,500 ppm Lead
- Thumb latch (worn): 11,100 ppm Lead
- Flat back plate: 28,200 ppm Lead.
*Please note, these are not actually Iron, they are in fact leaded brass finished to look like iron with a “rubbed bronze” style finish. This finish and style is very common as it has been popular for the past 20 years (since the late 1990s.)
The door handle pictured here was tested in 2016 and were on a house that was recently remodeled (so c. 2015 or earlier.)
Lead-free door knobs are readily available, however the use of lead in an item like this is not regulated in any way.
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