Vintage Tin, UCA Salve: 9,692 ppm Lead + 231 ppm Mercury. Don’t let your kids play with vintage tins.

When tested with an XRF instrument this vintage tin of “UCA Salve – The Dependable Household Ointment” had the following readings (on the painted logo surface, when tested for a minimum of 120 seconds).

  • Lead (Pb): 9,692 +/- 245 ppm
  • Mercury (Hg): 231 +/- 104 ppm
  • Barium (Ba): 1,997 +/- 200 ppm
  • Chromium (Cr): 3,519 +/- 151 ppm
  • Tin (Sn): 51,400 +/- 300 ppm
  • Zinc (Zn): 486 +/- 105 ppm
  • Copper (Cu): 706 +/- 181 ppm
  • Iron (Fe): 755,900 +/- 1,600 ppm
  • Vanadium (V): 4,273 +/- 373 ppm
  • Titanium (Ti): 145,900 +/- 1,000 ppm
  • Indium (In): 118 +/- 50 ppm
  • Platinum (Pt): 541 +/- 239 ppm
  • Cobalt (Co): 20,200 +/- 1,200 ppm
  • Magnesium (Mn): 2,897 +/- 482 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.

As always, thank you for reading and for sharing my posts.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tamara Rubin
#LeadSafeMama      

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