NewsDiscovering Lead in Your Stanley Cup: Understanding the Risks

Discovering Lead in Your Stanley Cup: Understanding the Risks

Social media can be really unpredictable. On one hand, it’s ‌great for promoting a product, but then it can just as quickly turn against it. ⁤It’s safe to say that the Stanley cup, a trendy, brightly colored tumbler that everyone seems‌ to have, ‍has really been on the roller coaster ride of social media lately.⁣ The latest news? Social media is making a big deal about the Stanley cups potentially containing lead.⁣ (Stanley’s website does mention the ‌use of lead.)

So, of course,⁣ the internet has blown up with jokes and memes poking fun at what used to be a tough ⁢and​ rugged brand but is now associated with influencers and health nuts.‌ Even “Saturday Night Live” did a sketch on ⁢it,⁤ joking about the concern over lead poisoning ‍from using Stanley cups. Then there are those who are actually going so far as​ to⁤ test their Stanleys for lead in their homes. Some⁣ have even posted videos of their results. (Just a reminder, though, that at-home lead tests aren’t always reliable.)

Stanley ‌has responded⁣ to the lead concerns, reassuring customers ⁤that all products​ meet US regulatory requirements and are tested ​regularly ⁣to make sure they’re​ safe. ⁣But here’s what it all comes down to: Every Stanley product ‌has ⁤a small metal‌ bead with ⁢lead ‌inside. This is essential⁣ for their​ vacuum insulation technology, but Stanley hasn’t said exactly how much lead is in that dot or shield. As long as ⁢no lead is⁤ touching your drink‍ and that metal bead doesn’t fall off, experts say there’s really nothing to be worried⁢ about. Even if you love sipping from your Stanley tumbler.

The ​lead scare all started with‌ Tamara Rubin of Lead Safe Mama, an⁢ organization that’s all about telling people about lead⁣ poisoning. She was⁣ the first to⁢ bring up the concern last March, and it’s been making headlines ever since. ⁣But‌ don’t just take my word for it. Read more about it‍ and decide for yourself.

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