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Saturday, October 25, 2008

More Info About Plastic

Another good info that my friend Barbara share with me... and i wanna share it with my readers... Just recently we are shocked with the melamine case that occur in China and this chemical have contents in many China milk or chocolate products....

So have you ever drink from plastic bottle and see a triangle symbol on the bottom with a number inside....?

Do you know what the number stands for?
Did you guess that it's just for recycling?
Then you are WRONG !!!!!!
THE NUMBER TELLS YOU THE CHEMICAL MAKE UP OF THE PLASTIC.....

1 = Polyethylene terephalate (PET)
2 = High Density polyethylene (HDPE)

3 = Unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (UPVC) or Plasticised polyvinyl chloride (PPVC)
4 = Low density polyethylene (LDPE)
5 = Polypropylene (PP)

6 = Polystyrene (PS) or Expandable polystyrene (EPS)
7 = Other, including nylon and acrylic

Have you heard that your friend said "i don't like this, it taste like the plastic bottle...." that because he TASTING THE PLASTIC

Why this happen? it because the chemicals used to create a plastic can leach out of the plastic and into the food / drink...... and many of the plastics used are toxic

The WORST are Numbers 3, 6 and 7

Check out this chart that breaks down the plastic, its uses and chemical makeup

BEWARE PLASTIC PRODUCT

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