The center “dot” (white) of this diffuser was positive for 437,400 ppm Lead when tested with an XRF instrument.
Depending on the placement of the XRF I also got some higher and some lower readings, but this is the reading for when the circle of the scope of the XRF is directly over the circle in the center. With readings this high it is possible that there is a dot of solid lead solder underneath the white disk, but it is impossible to determine that without disassembly.
It is hard to tell what that disc is made of, but from what I have read it may be a ceramic disk. I am going to take apart the diffuser (on camera, in a Facebook live video) to get in there and then test the components separately. I will post a video link here when I have it.
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Continue reading below images to see the exact XRF test results from the center of this diffuser.
Here is the full reading for this center component of this essential oil diffuser:
(test was done for 70 seconds, and results were replicated in multiple tests)
- Lead (Pb): 437,400 +/- 62,000
- Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect / Negative
- Mercury (Hg): Non-Detect / Negative
- Barium (Ba): Non-Detect / Negative
- Chromium (Cr): 878 +/- 193 ppm
- Antimony (Sb): 4,313 +/- 766 ppm
- Selenium (Se): Non-Detect / Negative
- Zinc (Zn): 256 +/- 128 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 956 +/- 257 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 311 +/- 144 ppm
- Silver (Ag): 98,000 +/- 16,000 ppm
- Molybdenum (Mo): 1,978 +/- 450 ppm
- Niobium (Nb): 4,906 +/- 640 ppm
- Zirconium (Zr): 19,900 +/- 2,700 ppm
I have a Saje ultrasonic diffuser at home, but not this model. I wonder if the disc contains lead or not.
Do you have any suggestions on how to choose a humidifier. Due to some health issues, I need one and I’m just afraid of toxicants releasing in the air we breathe.
Thanks in advance