Testing Sons Toys for Lead – with x-ray fluorescence

Toy trains chug along to testing

Toy trains chug along to testing

As noted in a previous blog entry, the good people at California Watch are renting a Handheld XRF Analyzer from QSX Instruments to provide public lead screening events.  The websites editor, Mark Katches, also used the system to test his sons toy trains and wrote a nice article about his concerns, his use of x-ray fluorescence and the screening results.

Link to Article

While California Watch covers a wide range of topics affecting the public and they have recently had a few  articles covering lead/cadmium issues, product recalls and their own screening events.

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