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Essentials for the use of plastic products in life

Update:06 Jul 2020

Plastic products have become one of the essential items […]

Plastic products have become one of the essential items in people's daily life. We should learn to use different plastic products correctly to avoid health risks.

Plastic food storage boxes, lunch boxes, drinking cups can be used after careful cleaning, but bacteria are still susceptible to bacteria, so do not reload food. It should be noted that plastic containers that can hold food must have a QS certification mark, and no plastic containers without a mark can hold food.

Plastic mineral water bottles, carbonated beverage bottles, high transparency, many people like to leave beautiful-looking bottles to contain soy sauce, vinegar, soy milk and so on. In fact, this kind of plastic bottle can not be recycled, and the use temperature must not exceed 50 ℃. High temperature not only deforms the bottle body, but also produces harmful substances to the human body. This plastic bottle will be thrown away after it is used up.

Plastic articles such as water pipes, schoolbags, raincoats, inflatable toys, etc., when exposed to high temperatures and grease, the additives (plasticizers) in the articles are easy to precipitate out, which is harmful to the health of the body.

Microwave special plastic lunch box can be used for microwave heating, can withstand high temperature of 130 ℃, can be recycled after careful cleaning. When purchasing this type of lunch box, you should pay attention to choose products with QS certification and a triangle at the bottom. As far as possible, choose a non-colored lunch box, because the colored lunch box may cause discoloration when entering oil, and enter the food.

Plastic cling film and food packaging bags are not heat-resistant. Generally, ordinary PE cling film will show hot melting when the temperature exceeds 110℃, leaving some plastic preparations that cannot be decomposed by the human body. Wrap the food in plastic wrap and heat it. The fat in the food can easily dissolve the harmful substances in the plastic wrap and enter the food. However, it can be used to refrigerate fruits and vegetables without oil. Wrapping hair with plastic wrap during perm can also cause harmful substances to enter the scalp under high temperature conditions, causing headaches and hair loss symptoms.

Bowl-shaped instant noodle boxes and foamed fast-food boxes should not be used to hold foods that are too hot or heated in a microwave oven. Once heated, the carcinogens on the lunch box will enter the food.