Do coffee mugs made in China contain lead?
Also to know is, is it safe to drink from mugs made in China?
Mugs can be made with plastic, ceramic, porcelain, bone china or glass. Therefore, it will not be good for a coffee drinker to drink coffee in a mug that contains lead or cadmium. Microwaving a mug that contains lead or cadmium will also make leaching of toxicants easier and faster.
Furthermore, how can you tell if a mug has lead in it? Anything with decal image or logo applied to the surface inside or out (those decals are almost always very high lead, especially if you can feel them with your finger tip/ if they are slightly raised above the rest of the surface of the mug.)
Accordingly, do dishes made in China contain lead?
Dishes made with ceramic, porcelain or china can contain lead or cadmium since glaze is used. Whether the dish is plain white or with colorful decorations, lead or cadmium can be present.
Are ceramic mugs safe to drink from?
If ceramics are baked for long enough at hot enough temperatures, they may still be safe, but if not, the lead can leach into food and cause lead poisoning. Acidic food or drink is especially likely to cause lead to leach out of ceramics, unfortunately for coffee drinkers with favorite earthenware mugs.