When tested with an XRF instrument, this Large square-shaped new (purchased in 2019 at Fred Meyer’s) gray vinyl-coated (“rubberized”) garage / bike storage hook pictured here had the following readings:
Testing was done on the gray vinyl coated component of the hook.
- Barium (Ba): 154 +/- 42 ppm
- Bromine (Br): 7 +/- 3 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 38 +/- 12 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 399 +/- 30 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 131 +/- 51 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 3,585 +/- 1,216
All metals detected are listed above.
If a metal was not detected by the XRF, it was not listed.
As with all tests on this blog, readings were done for a minimum of 60 seconds (in Consumer Goods mode) unless otherwise noted.
Results are science-based and replicable.
Takeaway / My Advice:
If you need hooks like this, please consider only buying newer hooks (which are likely to have lower Lead levels, or even be negative for Lead – like this one is) vs. re-using second-hand older hooks which can have very high Lead levels (see example here). I specifically would not get these at a yard sale or similar.
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