[Harp-L] Are there toxic materials in harps?

doug cole douglasrcole@xxxxx
Fri Sep 16 13:18:38 EDT 2016

Hi all-

Question for those who know more about the manufacturing of harps than I do... What kind of metal are the coverplates of most harps made of? Do they have they any percentage of lead in them or aluminum.Also, brass contains a certain percentage of lead which I guess in theory over time could cause exposure. Since I put those things in my mouth for many hours a week, I would like to know more about what exactly they are made of and are there any potential health effects. I mainly play Hohner harps, but also play some Lee Oskars, Suzuki and Seidels. 

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