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What are the hazards of using plastic lunch boxes?

NEWS / 2021-08-13 14:54

Plastic lunch boxes are also called disposable lunch boxes or disposable plastic boxes, which are very common in our lives, especially when we order take-out, most of the food packaging with plastic lunch boxes. Plastic lunch boxes are very convenient to use, but its quality and safety needs to be questioned, so we know what hazards there are using plastic lunch boxes? And plastic lunch boxes have belong to what garbage? The following is the relevant introduction, you can learn about it.
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What are the hazards of using plastic lunch boxes?
 
A. Hazards to human health
 
1、Cause kidney stones
Now there are a lot of substandard quality plastic lunch boxes on the market, they will add some paraffin wax and industrial calcium carbonate in the process of production. If you use these substandard plastic lunch boxes for a long time, the paraffin wax will lead to diarrhea, and calcium carbonate will accumulate slowly in the human body, leading to constipation and kidney stones.
 
2、Cancerous
The main component of the plastic lunch boxes we usually use for take-out or packing is polyvinyl chloride, which is unstable and will release hydrogen chloride, a toxic gas, when the temperature of food or liquid in the lunch box reaches 65 degrees or more. This can lead to poisoning through food, and in serious cases there is a risk of cancer.
 
3、Poisoning hazard
Plastic lunch boxes are foam tableware, and when the food they hold exceeds 65 degrees, they will precipitate their own toxic substances into the food. The use of such a lunch box to eat, is equivalent to chronic poisoning. Short-term will not have any effect, but long-term use or the liver, kidney entanglement effects.
 
4、Break the human immune system
Some plastic lunch boxes in the production process will add fluorescent powder, plasticizers, phthalates and other harmful substances. When plastic lunch boxes encounter high temperature food these harmful substances will precipitate, into the food, into the human body long-term accumulation will reduce the human immune system, physical decline in serious will produce poisoning.
 
Second, the harm to the environment
 
1、Pollution of soil
The waste disposal method of plastic lunch boxes in life is mostly concentrated on landfill treatment. However, plastic products can only be naturally decomposed after a long time, and the soil is soft after burial, so the viruses, bacteria and other harmful substances in these plastic waste will enter the soil and cause land pollution.
 
2、Pollution of air
We also use the incineration method to dispose of plastic lunch boxes and other garbage. But burning these plastic lunch boxes and other plastic products will produce dioxin, a harmful gas into the air, causing air pollution, human inhalation to cause physical harm.
 
3、Long degradation time
The degradation time of plastic products like plastic lunch boxes takes at least 200 years. Plastic stays in the field for a long time, it will affect the crop to absorb water and inhibit the development. If livestock accidentally eat plastic, it will cause digestive diseases and even death. And plastic filled fields due to loose foundations, making bacteria infiltration, pollution of the environment.
 
4、Secondary pollution
If the plastic lunch boxes directly for incineration, it will cause serious secondary pollution to the environment. When the plastic is burned, it will not only cause a lot of black smoke, but also produce dioxin, which will take at least 15 months to decompose when it enters the soil, and dioxin will harm plants and animals.
 
The above is about what plastic lunch boxes are garbage and the use of plastic lunch boxes have what harm the specific content, it is recommended that we reduce the use of plastic lunch boxes in life, after all, plastic lunch boxes are not only potentially harmful to the human body, but also to the natural environment has a bad impact.