Health risks are everywhere. When eating, using a newspaper pad to smother the table, this accumulation of poison to a certain amount will cause great harm to health.
A lot of people have this experience: in order to not stain the table when eating, they put a few newspapers on the table. There are still many spontaneous surveys by netizens on the Internet. The theme is “What newspapers do you use when you eat?” As a result, newspapers with large areas and many pictures are particularly popular. The reason, in addition to convenience, is because it saves the steps of wiping the table. “We usually put the color layout with pictures on it, and while eating, it is easy to eat. ” A company employee told reporters.
Using newspapers as a tablecloth, it seems that there are many benefits, but the fact is how Song Guangsheng, director of the Indoor Environment Monitoring Center of the China Interior Decoration Association, clearly pointed out in an interview with the reporter of Life Times that: newspapers cannot be used for meals. It is not recommended to use the printed matter to directly contact the food, otherwise it may cause ink contamination.
Newspaper inks are more toxic
Director Song pointed out that the main pollutants in inks are heavy metals, including lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury, etc., which may cause certain harm to the human body. For example, lead does not only hinder the formation of human blood cells, but also enters brain tissue through the blood, causing brain damage. When lead in the body accumulates to a certain extent, symptoms of chronic poisoning such as mental disorders, nightmares, insomnia, and headache may occur.
In addition, the ink used in newspaper printing usually contains toxic organic solvents such as ethanol, isopropanol, toluene and xylene. Although most of the hazards will be eliminated after drying these organic solvents, the residual parts will still pose a potential hazard to the human body. Especially for newspaper color pages, the ink area is large, the ink layer is thick, and the residual of organic solvents will be more. If inhaled for a long time, it may affect the central nervous system of the brain and cause great harm to health.
Director Song pointed out that the harm of organic solvents will be more obvious in the new newspaper, so it must not be used.
What about the old newspaper?
<;If the old newspapers used to read the desks are turned over, there will be problems spreading the virus. ” Director Song said.
Generally speaking, there are tens of thousands of bacteria and viruses in the hands of people, and the dyes used in newspapers are highly adsorbable, and the virus is easy to stay in newspapers. The more people look at the newspaper, the more viruses are attached to it. If you eat your hands or tableware when you eat, you may eat bacteria into your stomach.
I want to pad the table and use the kitchen paper
Director Song suggested that if you want to pad the table, you can use special kitchen paper. “It’s almost as wide as a newspaper, clean and cheap, and the price is not expensive. It can be bought by supermarkets. Of course, you can also lay a few more napkins. ”
If you can only use newspaper pads, be sure to avoid contact with newspapers by hand or tableware to minimize potential hazards.