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Published: Tuesday — November 28, 2023
I have been aware of this new Lead-testing technology for most of this year (2023), as I have been collaborating with the U.S. distributor for the product on several projects. I have not yet used the product personally — but I have seen it in use and I look forward to trying it out in person (and comparing the qualitative results of this new product to the quantitative results for testing the same items using XRF technology)!
In the meantime, please do read this incredibly interesting article (link below). If you choose to buy some of this product to test it out, here’s the Lead Safe Mama, LLC Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/46zT2ai — I look forward to hearing back from you with your experience using this product, too! Click the image below to read the article.
Update: I have asked the distributor for a copy of the MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet) for the product, and will publish it here as soon as I have a copy of it. Please do keep the questions coming as we are putting together a FAQ list for the manufacturer/ distributor and I’m certain they will get us answers.
Here are some of the questions posed by the Lead Safe Mama community so far:
- Is it safe?
- Is it safe to use around children?
- Does one need to use safety precautions when using the product? (Gloves, mask to prevent inhalation, etc.)
- Does it damage the item that the product is sprayed on?
- Can the product be safely (and completely) wiped off the item tested (not leaving any residue behind)?
- Can it safely be used on things like toys (that will then be returned to the child to play with after it has been used)?
- Can we review the MSDS (Materials Safety Data Sheet)?
- How has the safety been tested (especially in terms of safety for use around children)?
- One reader commented that one of the ingredients in the compound is an eye and skin irritant (possibly a respiratory irritant, too. Is that true of the final product? If so, what are the precautions one should use?
- What’s the low threshold of detection in ppm?
- Can it find Lead in toys at levels as low as 90 ppm and lower?
- Can it find Lead in new products — like dishes (where the surface is not deteriorated at all)?
- Will it detect Lead on new condition, high-fire Lead-containing ceramic tiles (like for modern bathroom floors)?
- Once you have sprayed the substance on an item, how long does it glow for (does it glow until you wash it off)?
- Will the spray work on lower-level Lead in glassware (vs. Leaded crystal)? For example, glassware that is between 1000 and 10,000 ppm Lead (vs. crystal which is typically 100,000 to 500,000 ppm Lead)?
- Will it work on enamel paints applied to metal (in new condition, not deteriorated at all)?
- Does it have different low thresholds of detection on different types of items/ products (metal, painted wood, painted metal, ceramics, soil, etc.)?
Do you have a question not in the above list? Please add it to the comments on this post. Thank you!