1966 Hardcover Book, “It’s Wonderful To Be In Love”: 387 ppm Lead

1966 Book, "It's Wonderful To Be In Love": 387 ppm Lead

1966 Book, “It’s Wonderful To Be In Love” by Rosalind Welcher.

When tested with an XRF instrument this book had the following readings:

Front Cover:

  • Lead (Pb): 387 +/- 21 ppm
  • Arsenic (As): 39 +/- 15 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 317 +/- 150
  • Chromium (Cr): 372 +/- 72 ppm
  • Bromine (Br): 6 +/- 3 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 117 +/- 14 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 39 +/- 15 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 36 +/- 12 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 1,943 +/- 80 ppm

Inside Page Example One:

  • Lead (Pb): 186 +/- 14 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 83 +/- 12 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 29 +/- 14 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 364 +/- 40 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 822 +/- 336 ppm

1966 Book, "It's Wonderful To Be In Love": 387 ppm Lead

Inside Page Example Two:

  • Lead (Pb): 133 +/- 12 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 58 +/- 11 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 247 +/- 36 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 1,119 +/- 353 ppm

1966 Book, "It's Wonderful To Be In Love": 387 ppm Lead

Back Cover (No Printing):

  • Lead (Pb): 388 +/- 21 ppm
  • Arsenic (As): 62 +/- 16 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 290 +/- 69 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 122 +/- 14 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 26 +/- 16 ppm
  • Nickel (Ni): 47 +/- 13 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 1,978 +/- 82 ppm
  • Bismuth (Bi): 18 +/- 10 ppm

I always recommend avoiding vintage books (especially as gifts for young children), because they are usually high lead. To see more vintage books that I have tested, Click Here.

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

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama

1966 Book, "It's Wonderful To Be In Love": 387 ppm Lead

One Response to 1966 Hardcover Book, “It’s Wonderful To Be In Love”: 387 ppm Lead

  1. alwayspoppies November 5, 2018 at 11:51 pm #

    so interesting!

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