When I was in grad school I worked in a lab and used a radiation counter. The detector assembly was enclosed in 2 inches of lead. One day a friend came in with his cup of coffee and set the cup down beside the counter. The cup was a cheap knockoff of Fiestaware made in Mexico and was orange in color. The counter went wild. Seems the cup had a uranium glaze and the manufacturer did not use depleted uranium. He stopped using the cup.