Is it healthy to drink out of Styrofoam cups?

Is it healthy to drink out of Styrofoam cups?

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  1. To understand this answer you need to understand the chemistry behind styrofoam cups. Styrofoam cups are made from polystyrene which is a polymer of styrene. Styrene is a carcinogen (cancer causing) and is meant for packing purposes only. When you pour hot tea, coffee or maybe your chicken soup into styrofoam container styrene leaches into your food making it inedible. Try avoiding styrofoam as far as possible but if you have to use it in some extreme conditions make sure you dont put something alcoholic, hot or acidic in it as it acts as an catalyst for styrene leaching. A last suggestion, dont use styrofoam to store cold food items as it contaminates the food.

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  2. styrofoam is also known as expanded polystyrene foam, which is non-toxic at all under normal temperature, but if it’s been heating, than it will generate toxic material, so it’s our responsibility to recycle polystyrene wastes, since styrofoam is recyclable and can be compacted by GREENMAX eps recyclling machine, and the densified eps blocks can be sold back to end-users to reproduce products,such as frame products.www.intcorecycling.cn

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