This vintage (1940s) Nancy Ann Storybook doll (princess? bride?) has a painted face that is 975 +/- 35 ppm cadmium. Her hair was also positive for cadmium at 893 +/- 34 ppm. The amount of cadmium that is considered toxic/unsafe in an item made for children today is 40 ppm lead and higher. Read more about cadmium here. She was (surprisingly!) negative for lead.
In general you should keep vintage dolls (both plastic and ceramic) away from young children as they almost always have unsafe levels of lead and cadmium (and sometimes also have arsenic & mercury.)
This doll was tested with an XRF instrument. All components were tested. Exact year of this item is unknown as it is not marked, although my mother had these very same dolls from her childhood and she was born in 1942.
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