chips without lead?

dennis63

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I have a letter from GPI somewhere explaining the history of the problem and all they did to solve it by eliminating lead in their chips up to the date of the letter. (2007). By the time the ABC TV station did their "expose,' most of Paulson's chips had fewer ppm's of lead than most tap water.

I will try to dig up the letter in the next day or so.

For any significant amount, I think you're talking 1950s - 60s.
 

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And a moot point. Lead must be ingested to be harmful. It can't absorb through skin, so essentially you need to grind your chips and snort them or chew on them, which possibly an unattended toddler may do, but otherwise no risk.
 

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And a moot point. Lead must be ingested to be harmful. It can't absorb through skin, so essentially you need to grind your chips and snort them or chew on them, which possibly an unattended toddler may do, but otherwise no risk.

This, too. I'm pretty sure the casinos on the strip in Vegas in the 1950s didn't get too many kids playing.
 

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And a moot point. Lead must be ingested to be harmful. It can't absorb through skin, so essentially you need to grind your chips and snort them or chew on them, which possibly an unattended toddler may do, but otherwise no risk.
this is the case!
I have children. The older girl just puts them in a small house, and the youngest is trying to chew them like crazy ...
I became a little worried ...
Thank you all for your answers!
 

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I believe the Paul-Son formula was basically unchanged from 1970 until 1998 or so, when they started introducing alternatives to lead. By 2007, all available colors were essentially lead-free, but some colors took longer than others to accomplish this.

The Burt Co. manufactured the chips for Paul-Son from 1965-1970, but those did not contain lead.
 
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