When tested with an XRF instrument this collectable “figurine” of little brown glazed monkey by “Wade England” had the following readings.
- Lead (Pb): 33 +/- 11 ppm
- Chromium (Cr): 1,961 +/- 107
- Zinc (Zn): 3,853 +/- 139 ppm
- Iron (Fe): 12,700 +/- 500 ppm
- Bismuth (Bi): 48 +/- 12 ppm
- Vanadium (V): 93 +/- 27 ppm
- Titanium (Ti): 352 +/- 48 ppm
- Manganese (Mn): 15,100 +/- 600 ppm
Tests were done for a minimum of one minute (60 seconds) to confirm the result. All XRF results reported on this blog are science-based, accurate and replicable.
This amount of Lead is considered safe by all current U.S. federal and international standards for Lead in toys. The amount of Lead that is currently considered unsafe in a newly manufactured item intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the glaze, paint or coating. This figurine (and a second like it also posted here on this blog) tested well below the threshold above which it may have been considered unsafe (33 ppm vs. 90 ppm.)
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