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Is Disposable Paper Cup Healthy?

Dec. 25, 2019

Recently, many people have questioned the safe use of disposable water cups. They think that disposable water cups seem clean but they are not. There are many safety hazards in using hot water in the cup. Especially when boiling water, it will dissolve the toxic substances in the cup, which will pose a serious threat to the health of consumers. 

Disposable Paper Cup

Disposable Paper Cup

It sounds really scary. So, is this really the case?

Does the custom disposable paper cup really contain toxic substances?

First of all, let's start with the material of the paper cup. At present, the disposable paper cup widely used by everyone is a "paper-plastic cup". This paper cup has a layer of ordinary paper on the outside and a layer of coated paper inside. Ethylene.

Ceramic mug supplier believes that as long as it is safe to use the inner polyethylene material that meets the standards to make the disposable water cup's coating film, the inner polyethylene will only decompose when the temperature exceeds 200 ° C. Hazardous substances, and our hot drinks generally do not exceed 100 ° C, which will not cause the decomposition of the internal polyethylene, so the disposable cups made of this standard material will not cause safety problems.

Many people think that in order to make paper cups look beautiful, some manufacturers may use additives such as bleaching agents and even phosphors, which can cause harm to our health and even cause cancer.

In fact, this understanding is not comprehensive. To achieve the carcinogenic effect, two conditions must be met: first, the amount of fluorescent agent used exceeds the standard, and second, the long-term use of this fluorescent agent exceeds the standard. possibility.

At present, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People's Republic of China has issued relevant regulations, and paper cups that have not obtained the SC safety mark are prohibited from being sold and used. In other words, if the paper cup has the SC mark, it means that all the indicators of the production materials are qualified, and there is no need to worry about the problem of excessive fluorescent agents.

Some consumers think that the ink printed on the outer layer of the paper cup may not meet the standards, and it may contain carcinogens such as benzene or toluene.

Manufacturers and quality inspection departments certainly consider this issue, so when printing, the pattern of the outer layer of the paper cup is at a certain safety distance from the mouth of the cup. According to the national standard (GB / T 27590-2011) requirements for the printing position, regulations The printed pattern on the outside of the paper cup should have a clear outline, uniform color, and no obvious stains, but "the mouth of the cup should be within 15 mm from the cup body and the bottom of the cup should not be printed within 10 mm. Therefore, during normal use, the mouth will not touch the printed pattern, so there is no need to worry about the carcinogens in the ink being taken into the body.

So in general, as long as you buy qualified products from regular manufacturers, they will not cause cancer.

What should I pay attention to when buying disposable paper cups?

First, when buying a paper cup, you can take the cup and illuminate it under a fluorescent lamp. If the cup is blue under the lamp, it proves that a lot of fluorescent agents have been added to it, and consumers should buy it carefully.

Second, check whether there is an SC safety mark. Generally, a product with a SC mark is a safety product.

Third, if you are still not assured, you can also use your own sensory detection to judge the quality of the paper cup.

First of all, look at the color. Do not choose a paper cup that is too white, because there may be excessive addition of chemicals such as fluorescent agents, and also look at the printed pattern on the outer layer of the cup. Far paper cup.

Secondly, smell the odor, if there is a strange smell, it means that this paper cup is likely to use inferior ink or contaminated with germs, do not buy.

Then, pinch the hardness and squeeze the sides of the paper cup lightly. The cup body is too soft and tears and tears are mostly unqualified and inferior products. Choose a paper cup with a certain thickness and a stiff body.

Finally, if you are still worried about the adhesion of harmful substances before using disposable paper cups, you can also rinse them with water before using.

All in all, if you want to buy disposable paper cups, you must buy paper cups with quality assurance. Unqualified paper cups are generally soft and easily deformed when poured into water. Some paper cups have poor sealing properties, and the bottom of the cup is easy to leak water and it is easy to let heat. Water burns your hands.

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