Say No to Paper Packaging

  • 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.