In my pursuit of toolmaking, I don’t want others to come to harm. I use a lot of odd bits and bobs to make things with. Brass and bronze have a special appeal. The problem is that these items can be full of lead. Leaded brass is easy to work and polishes up with ease.
As long as no one looks over your shoulder or cares about the dangers, there are a lot of good reasons for a business to use leaded materials. Since compassion is only allowed in publicly traded companies when it is dictated by law, or demonstrably more profitable, it is just not safe to assume the products we buy are safe.
10$ and free shipping for 8 test swabs is a bargain considering that what you don’t know can make you and your children stupid and irrational. (Free shipping on $25+ orders, so you will have to get a few other items. Getting this marshmallow gun with it will still leave you 2 cents short.)