When tested with an XRF instrument, this newer (specific year of purchase/manufacture is unknown – sorry!) red vinyl-coated (“rubberized”) garage / bike storage hook pictured here had the following readings:
Testing was done on the red vinyl coated component of the hook.
- Barium (Ba): 398 +/- 42 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 482 +/- 31 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 74 +/- 46 ppm
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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