Vintage Tin, Cuticura Ointment: 24,000 ppm Lead + 209 ppm Cadmium. Don’t let your kids play with vintage tins.

Vintage Tin, Cuticura Ointment: 24,000 ppm Lead + 209 ppm Cadmium.

When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage tin of “Cuticura Ointment” had the following readings (on the painted logo surface, when tested for a minimum of 60 seconds).

  • Lead (Pb): 24,000 +/- 600 ppm
  • Cadmium (Cd): 209 +/- 52 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 4,818 +/- 198 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 6.932 +/- 213 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 954,200 +/- 1,900 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 212 +/- 105 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 1,091 +/- 189 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 3,297 +/- 1,556 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 2,766 +/- 596 ppm

Most of the vintage tins I have tested have been positive for at least some amount of Lead (and often other toxicants as well.) To see more vintage tins I have tested, click here.

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Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama    Vintage Tin, Cuticura Ointment: 24,000 ppm Lead + 209 ppm Cadmium. Vintage Tin, Cuticura Ointment: 24,000 ppm Lead + 209 ppm Cadmium.

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