This enamelware mug was purchased around 2014 at New Seasons Market in Portland, Oregon. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior was positive for 15,000 ppm Lead.
There is no mark or maker noted on this mug.
For context: the amount of Lead that is considered toxic in a modern/newly manufactured item intended for children is anything 90 ppm Lead or higher in the paint or coating.
Most mugs are not considered “items intended for use by children” and, as such, are not regulated for total Lead content as detectable when tested with an XRF instrument.
- To see more mugs I have tested, Click HERE.
- To see more enamelware mugs I have tested, Click HERE.
- For lead-free mug choices Click HERE!
My advice: don’t use enamelware mugs. Period. I avoid any enamelware for that matter. When it comes to enamelware usually if it is not high-Lead it is high-Cadmium, and sometimes it’s both!
If you must use metal mugs for camping or other purposes, consider plain stainless mugs like these:
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