And then we tested it for Lead:
It turned the BRIGHEST red when tested with LeadCheck swabs – quicker than I have EVER seen anything turn before – including other brass. I suspected it might have lead (as so many tools do) but I had no idea how bad it would be… The little knobs that you need to touch multiple times when making just one bicycle wheel — massive amounts of bioavailable lead.
- NEVER let your kids “play” in your husband’s (or wife’s) workshop!
- NEVER let your kids play with adult tools that are not intended for use by children!
- ALWAYS Insist that the adult using tools like this WASH THEIR HANDS FREQUENTLY — and/or use gloves for their work!
- If you work in industry BECOME an advocate for the design and manufacture of lead-safe / lead free tools and equipment.
Mother of Lead Poisoned Children