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Most recent answer: 06/01/2008
Q:
How is pewter made and is it bad for your health to drink from a pewter mug?
- Joe B
Sydney, Australia
A:
The best way to get info on things like this is just to Google the key word. A quick check confirmed a dim memory: pewter very often contains a signicant amount of lead, which is toxic. It's a bad idea to drink from a pewter mug unless you first check it for lead.

Mike W.

(published on 06/01/2008)

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