The Brazilian lead

Pewter ware, alloyed tin products, such as drinking vessels and jugs are seeing a resurgence of interest particularly as tourist souvenirs and artisanal keepsakes. While metals such as antimony and copper are acceptable as alloying allies. Lead and cadmium are banned around the world. However, atomic absorption spectroscopy analysis of a range of products in Brazil not only provides quality control and regulatory agencies with new benchmark for standardizing products but also shows that some manufacturers may be flouting the law.