Lead in ceramics?

It is now evident that with continued Public health awareness on several environmental contaminants (eg lead) and their associated ill-health effects, people are now becoming more conscious on the type of products they buy or use from the market especially if it is made from China.

It was reported that some ceramic products manufactured in China are believed to have lead. This is not surprising in view of the fact that of recent, several products manufactured in China have questionable international standard thus the need to cross-check well before buying and or using them.

The report mentioned that a team of medical students in the United States purchased and screened several dozen glazed plates, cups, spoons, and teapots from Chinatown shops: the result showed that 25 percent of the items contained lead, as did 10 percent of Chinese-made products bought elsewhere.
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