Pay attention to your Plastic Use

Posted by hidup sehat On Saturday, October 8, 2011 0 comments
Plastics have become part of everyday life. Plastics have been a lot made into a variety of household items or for other uses. The cause of much use of plastic is the cheap price and not ruptured. Plastics are also often used as food containers. This can jeopardize our health if we are not careful look at the materials we use plastic. However, if we are a bit careful, we can tell if the plastic that we use is dangerous or not.

Things we can see the code that notice is usually found in the bottom of plastic containers. The code indicates what type of plastic material it is made. The code in the form of a triangle consisting of three arrows or the letter which stands for the name of the plastic fabric. By knowing the type of plastic raw materials, we can know whether the type of food is harmful or not.

Here are the codes that need to be considered:

1: Polyethylene Terephalate (PET / PETE)
Usually a beverage container from the mineral with a transparent color. The container is especially intended disposable. Because the longer it is in the package, then the chemical content of the more soluble.

2: High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
Typically used as packaging of drugs or cosmetic ingredients.

3: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Is the most dangerous substances. Often used as a channel of water, building materials, sometimes used as toys. To the parents can observe their children for toys for children under the age of

4: Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Usually used to wrap vegetables and frozen meat.

5: Polypropylene (PP)
Used for packaging food, beverages, margarine, shampoo bottles or baby bottles.

6: Polystyrene (PS)
Polystyrene is a substance harmful to the body. If oily foods are heated in these containers, styrene can migrate into food, then use this material as food containers are not recommended. Form of styrofoam cups and plates of food that has long been regarded as a cause of cancer, spoon and fork, box of CDs.

7: Other Categories
Included in this category is a plastic material that is not included in the six categories above. In this category include Polycarbonate is also harmful for the body. However, there is also a good material for the environment because it can be parsed so-called bioplastics made from corn starch, potato, sugar cane.

Raw foods are safe to use a coded 2,4,5. For No.7 code because it is not clearly informed of what material is created, it must be so noted and sought to know from what materials are plastics made. As for the other code we should use as directed so as not to endanger our health.


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