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They’re cute. Extremely popular. And contain lead!

We’re talking about Stanley cups. The pricey drinkware that is all the rave right now. However, recent web chatter raises questions about their safety. One question in particular has caused a firestorm online: Do these viral sensations contain lead.

The short answer: yes, they do.

A spokesperson for Stanley confirmed claims that Stanley cups contain lead but pose no significant danger to consumers as long as the bottom circle cap isn’t damaged or removed.

“Please rest assured that no lead is present on the surface of any Stanley product that comes in contact with you or the contents of your container,” the company told USA Today in a statement.

Health issues for children after lead exposure can include:

  • Damage to the brain and nervous system
  • Slowed growth and development
  • Learning and behavior problems
  • Hearing and speech problems

In adults:

  • High blood pressure
  • Brain issues
  • Kidney issues
  • Reproductive health issues

What more you should know is here.