I have been writing about the harm of Styrofoam on these pages for the past year. Now there is new evidence:
NEVER take Styrofoam containers or cups
What products have styrene? or Styrofoam
This is from ecowatch.com
Styrene is used to make styrofoam and other plastics. Styrene is all over the place. It lines your refrigerator, it’s in building insulation, in your carpet, it’s in latex and rubber and other products. So okay, maybe you can’t afford to ditch the refrigerator and carpet today. What can you do? Start by avoiding:
- Foam cups for holding coffee and hot tea.
- Foam plates and bowls that could hold hot foods.
- Takeout containers made from foam.
- The number 6 on plastic products. They don’t look like foam but do have styrene.
Here’s some advice from Dr. Weil’s well known website:
Styrene isn’t known to leach out of hard plastics, but some evidence suggests that it can leach out of foam food containers and cups when food or drinks are hot–not when they’re cold. Based on what we now know, you’re probably safe using styrene foam cups for cold drinks, but I wouldn’t use them for hot coffee or tea, and I would avoid using plastic containers for hot foods.
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