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1978 Holly Hobbies Answer Book Paperback Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#LeadFree: 1978 Copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book” Paperback

1978 Copy of “Holly Hobbie’s Answer Book” Paperback Child’s Book Note: The XRF instrument tests down to single-digit ppm accuracy. Items intended for use by children are considered toxic and unsafe for children at 90 ppm lead or higher in the paint or coating or 100 ppm paint or coating in the substrate. A “negative” […]

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Princess Of Power A Most Unpleasant Present Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#Leaded; 1985 Princess of Power A Most Unpleasant Present Mini Comic Book

Tested with an XRF instrument this 1985 “Princess of Power A Most Unpleasant Present” Mini Comic Book was positive for the following elements at the following levels: Cover Lead (Pb): 105 +/- 18 ppm Chromium (Cr): 158 +/- 83 ppm Zinc (Zn): 66 +/- 19 ppm Copper (Cu): 105 +/- 35 ppm Nickel (Ni): 151 […]

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The Enchanted World Water Spirits Time Life Book 1985 1 Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama

#LeadSafe: 1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book

1985 Time Life The Enchanted World Water Spirits Hardcover Book, all components of the book tested with an XRF. See full XRF readings below. The amount of lead that is considered toxic in a modern item made and intended for use by children is 90 ppm or higher in the paint or coating. All of […]

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Why Mosquitoes Buzz In Peoples Ears Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 2

#LeadSafe: 1981 Hardcover Children’s Book, Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People’s Ears

Many vintage books have lead in both the covers (in the dyes of the fabric or leather, the printing/ink and in any decorative paints used) and pages (in the ink). While the distinction of the word “vintage” changes as the years pass (“vintage” vs. “new”, vs. “antique”) please remember that 1981 (while it seems like […]

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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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1968 Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions Mad Magazine Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 1

#LeadFree: (Surprise!) 1968 Paperback Copy of “Al Jaffee Spews Out Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions”

Most vintage books have at least some amount of lead. It was a huge surprise that this 1968 paperback printing of MAD’s “Al Jaffee Spews Out Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions” was lead-free! We are also super excited about this because this is one of my husband’s favorite books from his childhood (he was born […]

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1965 Great Detective Stories Book Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1965 Great Detective Stories Hardcover Book

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 1965 printing of “Great Detective Stories” […]

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Walt Disneys Haiwatha A Little Golden Book Tamara Rubin Lead Safe Mama 1

#Leaded: 1953 Walt Disney Litte Golden Book, Hiawatha

1953 Walt Disney Little Golden Book: “Hiawatha” This tested positive for 535 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Items intended for children are considered unsafe (and illegal if newly manufactured) when they test positive for lead at 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm lead (or higher) in the […]

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1958 Little Golden Book Lead Safe Mama Tamara Rubin 2

#Leaded: 1958 Little Golden Book, Three Bedtime Stories

1958 Little Golden Book, tested positive for 208 ppm lead when tested with an XRF instrument. Items intended for children are considered unsafe (and illegal if newly manufactured) when they test positive for lead at 90 ppm lead (or higher) in the coating or 100 ppm lead (or higher) in the substrate. To see more […]

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