The resins used as appliances and distinction
Products made from plastic used very common in households for drinking water containers, food ... however, consumers can not distinguish between the products with high safety or the deposit product may cause damage to health during use.
Currently, plastic household market, most are produced from the base of small craft, the product does not have labels, address not specified by manufacturer, of unknown origin, not pass inspection , quality seems to be floating.
Potential unforeseen hazards
As recommended by the experts: most of these products are mainly made of melamine formaldehyde, using recycled plastic with many additives, colorings hazardous ... Therefore, in high temperature conditions they will turn into toxic substances. If used to produce bowls, plates, bottles, jars used for foods ... hot, sour, salty can cause food poisoning. Foaming agents and toxic plasticizers in the plastic can damage the nervous system. It is worth mentioning here, not only merely harm in a short time, the additives found in plastic household products are cheap also the causes of cancer to the user. So often these items are cheaper from 50-70% compared to the prestige items with names being sold in supermarkets.
Talking to the press DDDN Trinh Chi Cuong - Director General Dai Dong Tien Corporation, said a long time, consumers Vietnam remains indifferent to the quality of plastic household products. While, in fact, many domestic enterprises are constantly research efforts to produce more high-quality products, aims to protect the health of consumers.
Dai Dong Tien alone, since 2008, the company has successfully applied nanotechnology-silver (antibacterial technology) into production and launched the product a modern style. Products are manufactured from plastic does not contain BPA standard product (cause of diabetes, cancer and male infertility).
"These additives are included in household plastic products cheap is the causes of cancer to the user."
The numbers to distinguish between healthy products
On the advice of professionals, as purchasing of plastic household products, please read the product label. If the bottom of the emblem "Recycle" denotes numbers from 1-7 hallmark of plastics: PETE, HDPE, V, PP ... is to know what kind of less toxic and easier to recycle, while others shall not, in particular:
Type 1 plastic called PET (polyethyleneterephtalat) pretty safe, but should only be used once because of odor and bacteria easily stick the porous surface of this type of furniture. The mineral water bottles, plastic bottles coca ... usually type 1, should be used only 1 time and then discarded, not reused for holding water and other liquids. If you need to keep them for longer, it is not more than a week and be kept away from heat sources.
Type 2 - HDPE: buy a bottle is recommended for children, water bottles are less likely to accumulate bacteria, safe for young children and food containers.
Type 3 - PVC: containing phthalates (impede growth hormone and fertility) not safe in high temperature, hot water ...
Type 4 - LDPE: low density polyethylene containing, relatively safe, commonly used as all kinds of plastic bags, food wrappers.
Type 5 - PP (polypropylene): ensures no toxic chemicals contaminate food alone.
Type 6 - aka plastic Polystyrene foam: often used in suture packaging. Used only make those kinds of disks and disposable cups. However, if the high temperature may release toxic chemicals. So do not use food containers hot.
Type 7: only the remaining resin, are mixtures of plastics including polycarbonate and BPA. So, do not ever choose the products from this resin to contain and preserve food because it is absolutely no health benefits.
Also, according to the specialist, women should not drink bottled water in the car long plastic. Studies show that BPA concentrations increased about 1,000 times as bottles for under the sun. High temperatures in the environment of the catalytic reaction chemistry of plastic bottles releases dioxins dissolved in water.
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