Updated 04 February 2016

Parasites love your pets too

That chipped, cracked ceramic mug you love so much? It could harbour bacteria that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Cracks in the glaze can also expose the bare ceramic. And if the ceramic contains lead and other chemicals, these toxins could leach into your drink. Even a crack in a plastic mug can be harmful, because it can emit trace amounts of toxins from the plastic. DO THIS:Throw out chipped and damanged mugs.


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