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 day (especially crawling babies!) – are not considered “items intended for children.”
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