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Vintage Tin Rocket Man Spinning Top Lead Safe Mama 2

Vintage (1950s?) Tin Spinning Top Toy With Rockets & Spacemen: 19,300 ppm Lead. [90 ppm is unsafe.]

Whenever I take pics for my blog, one of my kitties seems to get in the way! This one is Dumbledore! Continue reading below images. Vintage (1950s?) Tin Spinning Top Toy With Rockets & Spacemen: 19,300 ppm Lead. No brand marking or maker noted. When tested with an XRF instrument this toy had the following readings: […]

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#Leaded: Vintage Toy Ford Car

Ford “Front Drive” Toy Car, painted with lead paint. 723 +/- 54 ppm lead (Pb) , 25 +/- 8 ppm cadmium (Cd.) 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. Tested with […]

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#XRFTesting; #LeadSafe Metal Toy Tractor

Metal toy tractor, Pb 25 ppm (also tested positive for trace mercury and trace cadmium.) Exact item tested is in photo below. These levels for lead and cadmium are considered safe by all standards. I have some concern about the mercury levels in the nut in the center of the wheel. Without knowing the year […]

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