Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ta Pau this

Ta Pau or bungkus (both meaning 'take-away') is very much an Asian practice for breakfast,lunch,dinner or supper! its the easy way to have a delicious and fast meal.
The plastic bag or styrofoam container is the normal way to pack even steaming-hot foods,but do you realise how these can endanger our health and the enviroment?

Endanger your health!
.Styrofoam containers leach toxic chemicals  into food (especially when heated in a microwave)that threaten our health and reproductive systems .
.Styrene is classified as a possible human carcinogen (cancer-causing)by the EPA and by the Internatoinal Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).
.Long-term exposure to styrene affects the skin,eyes,and upper respiratory,gastrointestinal andthe central nervous system!

Endanger your environment!
.Styrofoam manufacturing is the 5th largest creator of hazardous waste.
.Plastic bags in the ocean look like jellyfish-turtles and other sea animals eat it  and die since they cannot digest the plastic bag.
.Styrofoam bits,plastic bags,disposible bottles,etc.,clog up our drains causing floods.
.When plastic breaks down,they release toxins polluting the water we drinks and the air we breath

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