By David A. Kaiser

#Styrene #drinkingwater #water #carcinogen

Styrene is used to make many plastics.  It’s responsible for styrofoam, packing peanuts and also for making plastic cups.  I just read an article saying a judge has made a decision to allow the classification of Styrene to be a carcinogen. A carcinogen is any element or material that can cause cancer. This ruling is a big deal because it may make us all use paper cups instead of plastic cups like you see in the picture below.

When hot liquids are used in these cup or they’re microwaved, these plastics are more likely to leach chemicals into the liquid.

 

 

 


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