Stop the STYROFOAM USE

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Several years ago, Mc Donalds made an announcement will replace wadah styrofoam with paper. The environmental experts mentioned keputusan that as the environmental victory because styrofoam sangat was dangerous for the health and the environment. However not weigh down styrofoam (polystyrene) was still decreasing dan was lost. Even in Indonesia, the use styrofoam as wadah food increasingly mushroomed. Really was easy to find him everywhere. Mulai from the fast restaurant to ketukang-trade person food at the edge of the road, used this material to wrap their food. The reason is, want to practical and appeared better. In fact over the package yang was seen clean that had the big danger that threatened.

However not weigh down styrofoam (polystyrene) was still decreasing dan was lost. Even in Indonesia, the use styrofoam as wadah food increasingly mushroomed. Really was easy to find him everywhere. From the fast restaurant to ketukang-trade person food at the edge of the road, used this material to wrap their food. The reason is, want to practical and appeared better. In fact over the package yang was seen clean that had the big danger that threatened.

In the industry, styrofoam often was used as the material insulasi. This material could indeed keep the temperature, so as the object inside tetap cold or warm. Because of could keep the temperature so, finally many that used him as drink glasses and the forum for food.

Was dangerous for the Health

Why styrofoam dangerous? Styrofoam became dangerous because of being made from butiran-butiran styrene, that diprosese with menggunakan benzana. In fact benzana including the substance that could cause the illness. Benjana could cause the problem in the gland tyroid, disrupted the nervous system so as to cause the fatigue, sped up the heartbeat, was difficult to sleep, the body to trembled, and to was easy restless. In any case, benzana in fact could result in was lost the awareness and death. during benzana was eaten, he will enter blood cells and for a long time will damage the spinal cord. As a result the production of red blood cells decreased and emerged the anaemia illness. The other effect, the immune system will decrease so as we found it easy to be infected. To the woman, this substance result in bad towards the menstruation cycle and threatened pregnancy. And that was most dangerous, this substance could cause breasts cancer and prostate cancer.

Several world agencies like the World Health Organization s International Agency for Research ounce Cancer and EPA (Enviromental Protection Agency ) styrofoam was categorised as bahan carsinogen (the cause material of cancer).

Increasingly Fatty Increasingly Fast

When food or the drink was in the forum styrofoam, the chemical that was contained in styrofoam will move to food. His move will be increasingly fast if the level of fat (fat) in a food or the drink was increasingly high. Moreover, food that contained alcohol or acid (like lemons tea) also could speed up the rate of the move. The research also proved, that increasingly hot a food, increasingly fast also the migration of the chemical styrofoam in food. In fact in restaurants was ready saji and in trade persons food at the edge of the road, styrofoam was used to wrap food yang just cooked. Even had the fast food instant that Heated again food that was wrapped styrofoam inside microwave. Visible, would, really many chemicals that moved to foo we and finally entered our body.
Bad for the Environment

Apart from the effect the negative for the health, styrofoam also not ramah the environment. Because of could not be untangled by nature, styrofoam akan menumpuk just like that and polluted the environment. Styrofoam yang was brought to sea, can damage the ecosystem and the sea biota. Several companies indeed recycling styrofoam. But in fact, that was carried out only destroyed styrofoam old, formed him to styrofoam just and used him back became the forum for food and the drink.

The process of the production styrofoam also could pollute the environment. The EPA data (Enviromental Protection Agency) in 1986 mentioned, The waste dangerous that was produced from the process of the production styrofoam a large number of. That caused EPA to categorise the process pembuatan styrofoam as the producer of the 5th dangerous waste biggest in the world. Moreover, the process of the production styrofoam caused the smell that not delicious-that annoying breathing-and released 57 dangerous substances to air.

Saw so big the impact of the negative for the health and the environment, several cities in America like Berkeley and Ohio was banned the use styrofoam as the package of food. Bagaimana with us in Indonesia, still continue to wanted used styrofoam?? How with you and your Family? Would was current wise with did not use styrofoam.

Come on rescued the earth in and around us........

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