An increase in work pressure and the popularity of ‘food-on-the-go’ has increased the need to use disposable food packaging products, like styrofoam food containers to go, disposable styrofoam coffee cups, single-use plates, and bowls. With awareness of the issues on global warming and environmental pollution, more and more enterprises and individuals realize their responsibility especially for sustainable solutions- be it using eco-friendly products, biodegradable and compostable materials or products that are not hazardous to health.
Do you know that using Styrofoam cups can give you thyroid problems, menstrual irregularities and even cancer!
We all should know that how Styrofoam can bring harmful effects to your health, is it safe to put styrofoam in the microwave? what melts styrofoam?
Styrofoam Product’s Impact on Health
Styrofoam is a brand name for the material, polystyrene (PS). It is denoted by a #6 or PS in the triangle on the bottom of food packaging.
Styrofoam drinking leach Styrofoam into the liquids they contain. The styrofoam containers apparently lose weight during the time they are in use. The migration of styrene from a polystyrene cup containing cold or hot beverages has been observed to be as high as 0.025% for a single-use. That may seem like a rather low number until you work it this way: If you drink water, tea, or coffee from polystyrene cups four times a day for three years, you may have consumed about one Styrofoam cup-worth of styrene along with your beverages.
Effect of styrene on your health
Once styrene gets into your food or drink by using styrofoam containers such as styrofoam cups—and then into you—what does it do? Studies suggest that styrene mimics estrogens in the body and can, therefore, disrupt normal hormone functions, possibly contributing to thyroid problems, menstrual irregularities, and other hormone-related problems, as well as breast cancer and prostate cancer.
The estrogenicity of styrene is thought to be comparable to that of Bisphenol A, another potent estrogen mimic from the world of plastics. Low levels of Bisphenol A have been found to reduce sperm count in rats.
Styrene is considered a possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Evidence already shows that styrene causes cancer in animals.
On the other hand disposables such as Green Olive Eco-friendly tableware is green, natural, and safe, it’s made from natural plant fiber without any hazardous ingredients, it has the following advantages compared with Styrofoam or plastic products:
1. Fully compostable, without additional cost related to handling wastes like plastics, it takes 60-90days to be fully decomposed.While plastics need decades and hurt human being’s health by polluting the underground water
2. Microwave safe-without hazardous gas or substance released during heating
3. It’s made of non petroleum material, renewable and could be reclaimed quickly
4. Food grade-made from natural plant fiber, food contact safe.
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