Most of us have at least one product or thing made by ceramic that we use in our household. Ceramic is generally considered to one of the healthiest materials used throughout our homes from tablewares to tiled flooring. The material “Ceramic” itself is made from clay that has been heated in high temperatures. Ceramic includes pottery, terracotta, earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, fine china, bone china, etc. The terms and names indicate different materials used to make the ceramic.
Understanding what you use daily in your home is crucial to living right. Sometimes we are so caught up in the rush of our daily lives that we would rather choose to use disposable products or things that might not always be good for our health and safety. Ceramic is one of the materials that might be a good option for you to use at home and has been used in households for thousands of years. But before diving deep into the world of ceramics, you should first know these 5 facts on the safety of ceramic usage in your home.
Ceramic in general considered a nonporous and nontoxic product that is often reported to be a safe material for human health.
Whether or not a particular ceramic product contains toxic or nontoxic ingredients usually depends on the awareness of the manufacturers regarding health and safety of their products. Ceramic itself is generally made by clay and non-metal materials that are heated at high temperatures. Some types of ceramics may be made from clay, quartz and water. The materials used to make ceramic were historically considered to be relatively nontoxic. However, ingredients used to make ceramic still varies depending on the specific manufacturer. Some of them have changed the production of ceramics by adding nano-materials.
Nano-materials are made of small particles that has the ability to penetrate into the skin and travel throughout our internal system such as blood vessels. Some formulations and uses might be safe but it is hard to pin-point which manufacturers use them as it is such an innovative technology.
Products and things made out of ceramic can be used in microwave, oven or stove without softening, breaking down or melting like plastic does. Not all ceramic products and things can be used in all three heating ways and equipments so it is important to make sure that you are following the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper use of that specific ceramic products or things.
Volatile Organic Compounds or what we abbreviate as VOCs are organic chemicals that have a high vapour pressure at ordinary room temperature. It is known for being extremely hazardous and cause health issues such as eye, nose and throat irritation, nausea, frequent headaches and damages to the liver, kidney and central nervous system. These chemicals can be found in paints, aerosol sprays, cleansers and disinfectant.
Ceramics in general are reportedly not made from chemicals that exists in the VOC family which indicates that it does not contribute to polluting VOCs into your home. The U.S Environmental Protection Agency have stated that the number one way to improve indoor air quality is to eliminate the source of indoor air pollutants. By choosing to use ceramic household products, like ceramic tablewares made by Kopin Tableware, you may reduce your indoor VOC levels which improves the overall quality of the indoor air of your house.
Ceramics does not leach or absorb chemicals as it is a material with a hard surface that is not permeable by air, water or other fluids. This indicates that chemicals are not leaching into your food like they can from some plastics.
Ceramic does not contain plastic or vinyl. These materials have been linked to adverse effects on health and indoor air and dust and can come from products like food storage containers, flooring, and many other household and building products.
You can rest easy and enjoy your dining experience with safety with Kopin Tableware products as Kopin Tableware is a company that prioritises not only the visual aspect and quality of the tablewares but also the safety of its customers. Click here to find out more about Kopin and the amazing array of tablewares it offers.