Say No to Paper Packaging

Health of Everyone Matters!

  • Use of newspapers for wrapping, packing and serving food may cause  cancer-related health complications
  • Older people, teenagers, children and people with compromised vital organs and immune systems are at a greater risk
  • Indians are being slowly poisoned due to newspaper being widely used as food packaging material by small hotels, vendors and also in homes in lieu of absorbent paper.
  • Wrapping food in newspapers is an unhealthy practice and the consumption of such food is injurious to health, even if the food has been cooked hygienically.
  • Newspaper ink contains multiple bioactive materials with known negative health effects
  • Printing inks may also contain harmful colors, pigments, binders, additives, and preservatives.
  • Presence of pathogenic microorganisms in used newspapers also poses potential risk to human health.
  • Newspapers and even paper/ cardboard boxes made of recycled paper may be contaminated with metallic contaminants, mineral oils and harmful chemicals like phthalates which can cause digestive problems and also lead to severe toxicity.

Source: PIB

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