There have been numerous email warnings floating around, seemingly for years, about the dangers of plastics. The latest ones concentrate on plastic water bottles, especially endorsed by those that hate them. Before mindlessly sending them on a short Google search should be in order, but they still plant a seed of uncertainty.
Uncertainty - like looking at my travel mug (which only journeys from pot to work station) and wondering how safe it is. Heat and plastic are key buzzwords lately. I know there are different kinds of plastic but there's always some new rumors about the different numbers, and more to come, I'm sure.
Travel mugs have their own band of hysterical detractors that focus on the distraction aspect of it all. Best to stick to the traditional mug, like this Happy Gal one created by Clarence alumna '72 Catherine Massaro, available through Zazzle.
Like the way I merged a legitimate query with a plug for a friend? More on Cathy's art studio later...