Thursday, March 10, 2011

Paper Cups Usage Warning

Paper Cups Usage Warning
Subject: Paper Glass for Tea


An IT professional working at Techno park, was finding himself with an upset
stomach every night and this went on for several weeks. While normal medical
checks revealed nothing wrong in him, deeper probes revealed the reason that
his stomach was collecting significant amounts of wax. Doctors surprised
wondered where from the wax came. On investigating, they identified the
villain - the ordinary paper cups this IT professional used for drinking his
tea at his office pantry was the culprit.

Disposable paper cups have become quite popular in office pantries due to
the convenience it offers. What many overlook is the fact that these paper
cups are coated with a tiny layer of wax, which is essential to prevent
water from seeping into the paper. When very hot
liquid is poured over this cup, the wax disintegrates and a little comes
off, which is promptly sent along with the drink into our stomachs! While
our body can discard minor amounts, over long-term, it does become a
problem. So what can be done about it?

You can try to bring your own glass cups. Glass is one of the least reactive
materials in the world (remember acids are stored in glass vessels, blood
samples are collected in glass plates - these are for a good reason).
However, glass does have the problem of breaking easily,
so it requires good care. Ceramic cups are probably the best bet. Of course,
you can also use your ordinary stainless steel glass.

But never use paper ones - its dangers are worse than wax!

Please share this with your friends, colleagues, loved one, and the ones you


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