Foam Cup Chemicals and Carcinogens

By Refadoc, Posted on : Friday, 27 February 2015 - 1:55 pm IST

The chemical Styrene which is commonly found in coffee cups and takeout containers has been now added to the list of chemicals which are considered to contain human carcinogens, as suggested by a recently published report. Styrene is one of the chemicals which when inhaled, can prove to be a possibly lethal carcinogen for humans,

Therefore, before you toss out those white, take out plastic containers, you need to keep this fact in mind that the greatest exposure to Styrene comes from the cigarette smoke. In one of the studies, it has been cited that the exposure from the cigarette smoking was ten times those from all the other sources, which also contained indoor and outdoor air, drinking water, soil as well as food combined.

Styrene is a chemical which is widely used all over the world. Products such as insulation, fiberglass, plastic pipes, and automobile parts, drinking cups as well as takeout food containers and carpet backing use it in abundance during the manufacture. Studies on both animals as well as humans in the labs have proved that when the exposure to Styrene is increased above the normally allowed levels, it can cause an extensive damage to the White Blood Cells and the Lymphocytes, increasing the probability of Lymphohematopoietic cancer, such as Leukemia and Lymphoma.

There has also been evidence regarding the exposure to increase the risk of esophageal and pancreatic cancer amongst people who are excessively exposed to the chemical. Many other factors such as the amount and the duration of the exposure towards the cancer as well as a person’s susceptibility can also affect whether the person will develop cancer or not in the longer run. 

Add Comment
Add Comment

Login to Add Comment

Email
Password
Comment as Guest
Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer: Basic Overview Pancreatic Cancer starts with the tissues of the pancreas – an organ found in the abdomen behind the lower part of the stomach. The pancreas are re

Fibroadenoma

Fibroadenoma: Basic Information Fibroadenoma is a kind of a solid, non cancerous breast tumour which tends to occur basically in teenage girls or women under the age of 30 years. Fibroade

Warning Signs of Cancer

Cancer – the name itself gives people chills. The disease has emerged to be notoriously known for its severity and high death rate. In most of the cases, people are not able to understand the

Turmeric Benefits for Health, Skin, Face & Side Effects

Turmeric, which is also commonly known as Curcuma Longa can be easily found amongst Indian households. It is commonly referred to as the ‘Queen of spices’ and has a pepper like aroma, s