I have linked the images here to the brand of kitty litter mentioned in the post. This linking does NOT constitute a recommendation, but has been done so you can see the product “in the wild” on Amazon. I do NOT recommend buying this product under any circumstances.
Below is the XRF test result summary for Arm & Hammer Super Scoop Fragrance Free Clumping Litter (purchased in January of 2019):
- Lead (Pb): 15 +/- 6 ppm
- Barium (Ba): 109 +/- 28 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 49 +/- 11 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 21,300 +/- 500 ppm
- Bismuth (Bi): 23 +/- 6 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 210 +/- 23 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 480 +/- 37 ppm
- Platinum (Pt): 69 +/- 25 ppm
- Magnesium (Mn): 551 +/- 130 ppm
This litter sample (that was sent to me by one of my readers) was tested twice for a minimum of 180 seconds each test (3 minutes) to confirm the levels. The results for test #1 are above, the Lead reading for the second test was comparable coming in at:
- Lead (Pb): 20 +/- 7 ppm
I would not use any kitty litter that tests positive for any amount of Lead. A lead dust hazard can be toxic at levels below what is detectable with an XRF instrument. The fact that this is a high-dust product that is positive for Lead is actually more concerning than (for example) a dish or other kitchen item that might be positive for lead in the glaze, but that is not creating dust. You can read more about that concern by clicking this link.
Here’s an affiliate link to a Lead-free kitty litter option (a brand I have tested and found to be Lead-free and would anticipate being Lead-free in the future) on Amazon: LINK
To see more kitty litter brands that I have tested, Click HERE.
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