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Think Twice Before Buying Gold

By Tiffany Thomas
Posted On May 19, 2016
Think Twice Before Buying Gold

Like many of us, we get a thrill from scrolling through pretty much any top blogger’s profile for inspiration.

Whether that inspiration be in the form of what to wear on your next date, to how to style boots for the fall, a blogger’s feed has been the go-to for the latest trends and best ideas.

We also love to go to our favorite bloggers for décor ideas, and in case you haven’t noticed, there’s a memo that all top bloggers received that lets them know the importance of adding gold accents to anything and everything. It’s literally become a staple to incorporate gold when decorating your personal space and it turns out looking stunning every time.

Now, while it may be all good and dandy to hang a few pictures with gold frames on a wall, or have your makeup brushes sitting pretty in gold containers, it may be a problem when it comes on to mugs, bottles, and dishes.

Artificial gold paints carry impurities that can cause complications with your health if you’re not careful. While the look of gold coffee mugs and water bottles cause you to feel luxe, the lead inside the gold paint can seep into your drinks and food causing you to feel sick.

Lead is classified as a heavy metal which, like mercury and copper, can cause severe damage to the central nervous system. Elevated levels of lead can result in behavioral disturbances, learning disabilities, and poor coordination. It can also go as far as to damage the kidneys, liver, and overall immune system.

So, before you run out to get your gold fix, I suggest being cautious with your gold obsession and seeking more health conscious and safe alternatives.

Lifefactory’s Premium Specialty Hydration Bottles

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Who says your water bottle can’t be an accessory? These bottles feature almost .5 grams of gold intertwined within the design of each bottle as well as the highest quality glass and medical-grade silicone. These 22 oz bottles retail for $39.99 and will be available for purchase on the Lifefactory website on August 1st.

Have any other gold products you recommend? Please Share!

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