Subject: DISPOSABLE CHOPSTICKS
I tell you this story please read
so... does it mean we have to carry our own chopstick from now on????
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From: "Samantha Chong Kok Shinn"
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 09:34:27 +0800
DON'T USE DISPOSABLE CHOPSTICKS
Read on and find out why it's so much SAFER and CHEAPER (unnecessary
medical bills) in the long run to buy and use your own pair of
This is a true case. If you don't believe try the following test:
Soak a pair of disposable chopsticks (usually given to you when you buy
packed food from a Chinese takeaway) for between three and five minutes in
boiling water. Within minutes, you will notice that some white matter from
the chopsticks seems to be dissolving in the hot water. What is released
from the chopsticks is actually a chemical, a bleaching agent.
In a campaign promoting healthy care in Singapore recently, Professor
Jackson Mathis reminded people not to use disposable chopsticks, as almost
the majority of them are made in or imported from China. He explained that
during the manufacturing process of disposable chop-sticks before the
actual production itself, all raw materials are already cover-grown with
germs that make the wood materials look as if they are coated in multiple
colours or are covered with poisonous fungus.
The first process itself is already frightening as the manufacturer starts
the process by soaking the wooden raw materials inside a very big container
that is filled with a very toxic and highly poisonous chemical. This
chemical is intentionally added to preserve the materials. After a few days
of soaking, they are then washed with an even worse cleaning agent, in this
case it is a bleaching agent (which chemical ph level is believe to be more
than a thousand times over the general permissible/acceptable international
standards). And guess what? These chemicals are likely to cause greater
harm to our health (if we continue consuming such chemicals into our body
on a daily basis) not forgetting that since these chemicals used are
usually carcinogenic in nature, they are likely to cause cancer.
Since his last visit to a disposable chopsticks manufacturing plant in
China five years ago, Professor Jackson Mathis has stop using such
disposable chopsticks. In his case, if he ever forgets to bring along his
own pair of chopsticks for lunch or dinner, he usually make sure that he
does not forget to put a pair inside his bag since it can be re-used over
and over. Professor Mathis said: & quote: If you have been using disposable
chopsticks in the past, and you insist on using them again, please pause
and think for a moment. Why is cancer spreading like wild fire these days
throughout the world affecting all sorts of people. After that think of how
many pairs of disposable chopsticks a factory in China is producing by the
minute. The answer itself is right here!
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