Precautions for using ceramic tableware
Although ceramic tableware is both beautiful and useful, it is important to pay more attention when using tableware, otherwise it can easily be damaged. The following are all things that parents need to pay attention to:
Be careful with ceramic bowls and plates with painted inner walls
Ceramic tableware contains heavy metal elements such as lead, mercury, and cadmium, which can easily cause liver poisoning and kidney sclerosis. These harmful metals mainly come from the colored paintings on the inner walls, so the more glaze colors there are in ceramics, the more compounds such as lead and cadmium there are. When using ceramic tableware, do not use bowls with painted inner walls to hold rice or soup, and try not to heat them in the microwave.
The safest underglaze colored porcelain
Because the underglaze color is coated with paint first, there is no need to add lead to the paint, while the underglaze color is coated with paint after the glaze is completed, and the paint contains lead. Compared to underglaze color, underglaze color pigments are less prone to precipitation and are relatively safer. It is recommended to purchase and use them. Before use, clean it thoroughly with hot water, then soak it in vinegar and filter out harmful metal substances.
Microwave heating avoids metal decoration
If ceramic tableware must be heated in the microwave, be careful not to use metal decorated ceramic tableware, as ceramic meals with metal edges will release toxic substances when heated in the microwave.