Thank you Victoria and Coloradopu,
Your comments are very reassuring. Though looking back,
bonjiri recemmends against it.
I do have to say I really was enjoying my pagasari.
Thanks also Colo for addressing the cobalt, copper, and tin - I was wondering about those. I've been doing some research, and copper can and will leach, I'm not so sure about cobalt and tin.
My sweetheart is a cancer survivor so of course she'll never use it, and my dad had prostate cancer - so these are the histories that have taught me to be discerning and careful.
ps - Victoria - how long did it take to get the "clay dust" smell out of your pag?