Wire Product Description:
22 Gauge Brass Wire – 4 oz (1/4 lb) SKU: brasswireba.25lb22ga
Purchased at: https://www.mmimports.com/
When tested with an XRF Instrument the wire pictured here had the following readings:
- Lead (Pb): 113 +/- 56 ppm
- Bismuth (Bi): 211 +/- 97 ppm
- Tin (Sn): 120 +/- 50 ppm
- Zinc (Zn): 306,800 +/- 1,500 ppm
- Copper (Cu): 692,200 +/- 1,900 ppm
- Note: No other metals detected.
- 3-minute test (180-seconds)
Follow up testing had similar results. A second set of results came in with 110 +/- 51 ppm Lead.
Eight different types of bassoon reed wire were tested as part of this inquiry. Please click here to see all eight examples (from several different vendors / manufacturers) and their correlative XRF test results. 6 of the 8 samples were Lead-free and two tested positive for very low levels (trace amounts) of Lead.
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