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#Leaded: Little Vintage (1980s?) Plastic Avon Bear

Vintage Plastic Avon Bear Pin. 2,300+ ppm lead (Pb). The amount of lead that is considered toxic in the paint or coating of a modern item manufactured and intended for use by children is anything 90 ppm lead or higher. I have tested quite a few vintage and newer Avon items that have been very […]

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#LeadedJewelry: Sparkly Headband

Sparkly child’s headband – sparkles: 419 ppm lead, jingle bell: no lead! Tested with an XRF. – #SaferChoices: I avoid all sparkles (in jewelry and art projects) unless I have tested them myself.  The potential for them being leaded (and also then being ingested or inhaled accidentally) is too great for me personally (as a […]

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