Monday, 27 October 2008

THE DANGER IN PLASTICS

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It has been such a common practice in our daily life to use plastic ware to serve, to store and to put our drinks into it. Did you ever notice that there’s a triangular symbol with a number in it? Most people would just take that as an advice to recycle the used containers but what actually does the symbols meant? If you have the perception of the symbol being a recycle symbol, you better read in detail what I would be sharing below. The NUMBERS meant the CHEMICAL MAKE of the plastic products.

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Study carefully each and every of the numbers. Here are the actual chemical terms for the numbers.

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You should be watching out for No. 3, 6 and 7 as they are the worst. You should be aware that the chemicals used to produce these plastics can easily creep their ways into your food and drink. How many times have you heard your friends complaining about a drink in a plastic bottle that has the taste of plastic? Well, if you encounter such taste, do not take the drink, just throw it away. They are many cases that people would recycle those plastic bottles to refill their drinks for a long time. Have you ever thought that lower quality plastic bottles under different temperature would emit certain percentage of chemical compound into the drink? AVOID reusing plastic bottles by all means to protect your health.

There are also many cases where serving dishes are left in microwave ovens for reheating food or drinks. AVOID doing that! Although some of those plastics have labels stating that they are microwave safe. How safe are they then? I won’t know unless I check with the hospital on the statistics on cancer patients. If you want to heat up your food, do use ceramic or porcelain that has no metal linings. If you can, do try to use your wok to steam up your food. What about taking you meals on plastic plates or bowl? Due to wear and tear and through the test of time, throw them away. Can you imagine taking in your food with the extra “loose particles” from the badly scratched plastic plates and bowls? No wonder there is a wide concern about the increasing cases of cancer and kidney related sicknesses on the rise.

Who would not be aware about the recent cases of melamine contaminated products? It has caused consumers to be on alert on what type of food they can consume. Worst of all, innocent infants and animals get affected and thus causing them to die. What has happen to the mentality of those manufacturers? Isn’t life worth anything now? How could they bet on the lives of users by only thinking on making profit? So, be careful of what you eat, what you use and aware of what’s the best for you and your future generations. Here is what you should know about melamine poisoning:

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5 comments:

Myst3 said...

hey criz LAI
Exposure of expectant mothers to phthalates, a common ingredient in many plastics, has been linked to smaller penis size and incomplete descent of testicles in their baby boys, according to a new research paper that found the chemical also appears to make the overall genital tracts of boys slightly more feminine.

Where have u been!!???

Myst3

Puss-in-Boots said...

Yes, Criz. I have read about the chemicals from plastic that leach into our food. Leaving plastic bottles of water in a hot car, storing cooking oil in plastic, the rubber/plastic rings that seal some jars...the list is endless.

Pretty disgusting how we've been had, isn't it?

Bell said...

I received an email about all this a couple of months ago too. The advice was to never reheat stuff in the microwave even if the plastic says it's microwave safe... and never refill disposable plastic bottles etc. At first it all seems very paranoid, but it makes a lot of sense when you think about it :) Just have to be careful what we use and how.

Been a long time since I last hopped over to your blog... good to see you're still alive and well :) I'll pop over to the kitty blog soon :)

Donetta said...

This is an excellent post. Would you mind if I copied it and passed it on?
I hope your doing well.

Debbie said...

Well hello! Chris Lai. Good articles, thank you for the invaluable information.

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