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1963 The Roosevelt Era Book Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1963 Hardcover Printing of “Volume 14 of The American Heritage New Illustrated History Of The United States; The Roosevelt Era”

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item manufactured and intended to be used by children is 90 ppm or higher in the coating (or paint) and 100 ppm (or higher) in the substrate. This 1963 printing of “The Roosevelt Era” […]

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Vintage Winnie The Pooh Cover Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage Winnie The Pooh Book, 1954 Cloth Cover: 3,999 ppm Lead + 326 ppm Arsenic

Yes, vintage books can have lead! This 1954 Reprint of the 1926 children’s book “Winnie The Pooh” tested positive for both Lead and Arsenic in the cover art. When tested with an XRF instrument the book pictured had the following levels: Lead (Pb): 3,999 +/- 94 parts per million (ppm) Arsenic (As): 326 +/- 59 […]

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