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Is the colored straw made of pe-ld 04 safe to use for

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drinking warm milk? Thanks....
Is the colored straw made of pe-ld 04 safe to use for drinking warm milk? Thanks.
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Hello,
Are these regular straws from the store that you are talking about?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
we got them from IKEA. Kids love to use them to drink warm milk, but we are wondering whether they are safe.
Doctor: Dr. Owen, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
Hello,
Thank you for the added information -
materials made out of plastic to be used for food consumption should be able to used for eating and drinking as looking as the temperature remains below the melting point which is quite a bit higher than 'warm' milk, so yes it is safe.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

How about the color part? Can we assume that there is no heavy metal like "lead" in the staw and affect the central nerve system for the kids?

Doctor: Dr. Owen, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
Hello,
It would be highly unlikely for lead to be in straws these days - lead in straws have not been a problem in the US for years - and we are talking going back to the 1950's/ 1960's.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thanks!
Doctor: Dr. Owen, Board Certified Physician replied 8 years ago
Your welcome - take care.
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