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What you do not realise is that you are slowly poisoning yourself.
At the same time, hot food in plastic containers, styrofoam cup, or plastic grab bags allows chemicals to break away from the plastic and infect the food.
Be informed that cancer, loss of vision and hearing, and impaired memory are the dangerous ones.
Plastic containers also leach out polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene – all of which are harmful to the body.
And do I need to even mention what such a thin plastic would cause when exposed to hot food?
You cannot avoid plastic. You can only practice safe consumption, like actually crushing the bottle after first use, or not eating hot food from or storing edibles in a plastic container.
You MUST NOT reheat food in styrofoam containers neither should you sip hot coffee from them. You may take great care at home but you cannot be certain about your favourite food joint.
Oh, please now, don’t blame the government! Even though there are rules issued by the Ministry of Health And Family Welfare that lay down Indian Standards Specifications for packaging of food, it is laughable to even imagine that the tea-stall owner or street-food vendor would be following them to the dot.