Wax in the stomach....??

Wax in the stomach....??

Sharad, a mechanical engineer, found himself with an upset stomach every night. While normal medical checks revealed nothing wrong in him, deeper probes revealed the reason – his stomach was collecting significant amounts of wax. The doctors identified the villian – the ordinary disposable paper cups he used for drinking his tea at his office pantry. A disposable paper cup is quite popular in office pantries due to the convenience it offers. What manyoverlook 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 liquids are poured into this cup, the wax on the paper cups disintegrates & a little comes off & is promptly sent along with the drink, into the stomach. While the body can discard minor amounts, over a long-term, it can 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). Glass, however, 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 plastic ones – they are harmful & its dangers are even worse than wax.

So, do try & avoid using disposable cups, either
plastic or paper, for hot drinks like tea, coffee & milk.

Think about it.


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