This black Fossil brand genuine leather wallet was negative for Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As) and Mercury (Hg) when tested with an XRF instrument.
Metals are often used to make dyes for leather, so it is not uncommon to see lead or cadmium in a leather item like a wallet or purse. The older the item (generally) the more likely it is to have lead and/or cadmium. I don’t know how old this wallet is, it belonged to my late father-in-law and I would imagine he bought it in the 1980s or early 1990s.
Here are all of the metals that were detected when this wallet was tested with an XRF:
- Barium (Ba): 622 +/- 167 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 9,816 +/- 263 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 13 +/- 4 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 649 +/- 35 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 83 +/- 17 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 53 +/- 20 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 333 +/- 55 ppm
As always, please let me know if you have any questions!