#LeadSafe: 1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book

1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book,
all components of the book tested with an XRF.

See full XRF readings below.

The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item made and intended for use by children is 90 ppm or higher in the paint or coating. All of the surfaces of this book have trace lead far below that level and so, in spite of testing positive for lead, this book would be considered “lead-safe” by all modern standards.

Vintage books often have lead.
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Back Cover (No Paint):

  • Lead (Pb): 17 +/- 5 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 251 +/- 142 ppm
  • Bromine (Br): 3 +/- 2 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 119 +/- 12 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 24 +/- 12 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 890 +/- 48 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 870 +/- 308 ppm

Gold Painted Decoration (Front Cover):

  • Lead (Pb): 22 +/- 6 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 424 +/- 175 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 89 +/- 14 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 32 +/- 15 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 907 +/- 60 ppm

Painting Image on Front Cover:

  • Lead (Pb): 19 +/- 6 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 340 +/- 168 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 108 +/- 15 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 59 +/- 16 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 718 +/- 55 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 2,972 +/- 434 ppm

Interior Pages:

  • Lead (Pb): 11 +/- 5 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 551 +/- 166 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 51 +/- 13 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 39 +/- 16 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 1,380 +/- 68 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 3,148 +/- 423 ppm

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book 1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book 1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book

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