Throughout the framework of joint cooperation between the Azerbaijan Meals Security Company (AFSA) and Trendy.az web site, the rubric “AGTA educates” continues.
The rubric brings to the readers’ consideration instructional supplies, suggestions on wholesome consuming, or recommendation on the meals we eat day by day, ready by consultants from the AQTA and the Institute of Meals Security. Our subsequent instructional subject might be “Plastic containers and bags”.
Damage to plastic containers and bags
The principle motive for the widespread use of plastic containers used for storage and packaging of meals is its ease of use and low value.
The uncooked supplies for plastics are primarily oil, gasoline and coal. Quite a few components are used within the manufacturing course of. These components make the product elastic and sturdy. Nevertheless, it additionally poses some risks to human well being. As a result of plastics cross into meals once they are available contact with meals. This transition varies relying on the meals temperature. Because the temperature rises, the impact of poisonous substances on meals accelerates. Subsequently, it isn’t beneficial to retailer sizzling and fatty meals in plastics. When sizzling drinks at 70-90 ℃ are positioned in plastic containers, the substances within the plastic are damaged down into monomers below the affect of warmth. This poses a risk to well being.
Research have proven that the BPA chemical used within the manufacture of plastics passes from polycarbonate drink bottles to the human physique. Care also needs to be taken when utilizing plastic water bottles made for kids. Particularly, using a container made with the BPA chemical will increase the chance of behavioral problems in newborns and adolescents.
There are additionally some disadvantages to utilizing coloured bags, akin to plastic containers. Particularly, microorganisms in black bags made from waste pose a risk to human well being. Direct contact of fruits and greens with the bag poses an ideal threat to human well being. Because of this, it isn’t beneficial to transport meals in plastic bags. These bags additionally pose a significant risk to the surroundings and the ecosystem, releasing chemical substances and mixing with soil and water, jeopardizing varied levels of the meals chain.
To forestall damage to plastics, it’s endorsed to retailer meals in glass and earthenware containers and cowl the meals within the fridge with a lid, not cellophane. When procuring, it isn’t beneficial to carry fruits and greens in plastic bags and put them within the fridge, cowl the meals cooked within the oven with foil. When shopping for water, be sure it’s in a glass bowl. Provided that we cannot keep away from contact with gadgets product of this materials in the course of the day. With this in thoughts, it’s endorsed to wash your fingers, particularly earlier than consuming. When selecting to pack and transport meals, it’s best to want to use glass, earthenware, wood containers or paper bags.