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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Styrofoam Now Safe for the Health

/ On : 12:45 PM
Health-Net: Fear of the health effects are often the main reason people do not want to buy food in styrofoam packs. During this time, a number of studies linking the use of a lot of styrofoam as a cause of disturbance in endocrinology and reproductive system of humans. Styrofoam base material is also believed to be carcinogens or may trigger cancer.

However, there are now some good news from employers polystyrene or styrofoam. They claim a number of manufacturers have added substance oxium styrofoam in its production. Substance additional named oxium is capable of accelerating the decomposition of plastic and styrofoam.

In addition to environmentally friendly, oxium also claimed to already meet the standards of food safety. Oxo-degradable polystyrene or Styrofoam with this oxium proven to be safe as food packaging that meets the regulatory BPOM (Food and Drug Supervisory Agency).

Plastic waste and paper waste itself ranges from 900 tons. In fact, plastic has a new character can be broken down about 500 years later. The discovery of this new substance would be exciting if it proves absolutely safe for the health and the environment.

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