Why do you have to wipe the mouth of the bottle before drinking
In the hot summer, opening a bottle of beverage directly and drinking it mouth to mouth is something that makes many people feel refreshed.
However, experts pointed out that this approach has many hidden safety and health risks. So, how should I drink a packaged beverage?
Try to choose a can with a lid
The pollution of canned beverages mainly comes from two aspects. On the one hand, it is corroded by the surrounding environment during storage and transportation, such as dust, bacteria, and microorganisms. On the other hand, after opening the packaging box, it is exposed to air pollution. In addition to dust and bacteria, the bottle mouth will be polluted due to crawling of small animals.
In view of the hidden health and safety hazards of cans, Dong Jinshi believes that whether to cancel cans is still under study. Therefore, people should correctly treat this type of packaging that has been popular for many years, develop good hygiene habits, and protect their health and safety as much as possible. He advises everyone not to drink directly, because the outer packaging of canned drinks will definitely be contaminated and will not meet the hygienic standards of food packaging materials.
When choosing canned drinks, it is not recommended to choose canned drinks with exposed tabs. If the pop can is equipped with a lid, it can greatly reduce the chance of contamination
Glass bottled drinks are the safest
In terms of packaging materials alone, consumers should prefer glass-bottled beverages. Glass is the most traditional beverage packaging. Because it is fragile, it is used less and less now, but glass is the first choice for healthy packaging materials. In recent years, plastic has become popular because of its drop resistance and convenience, but it also brings safety problems. For example, current research suggests that bisphenol A may cause precocious puberty in infants.
In addition to the first choice for beverages in glass bottles, from a safety point of view, metal-packaged beverages should be ranked second, including cans such as iron cans and aluminum cans. Tetra Pak is made of composite material, and its interior is also plastic
Choose the right straw to drink
If there is no cup, it is best to drink with a straw. However, there are many particulars about choosing a straw.Most of the disposable plastic cutlery and straws sold on the market are not marked with any information. The phenomenon of using plasticizers and a large amount of pigments is very serious. The heavy metal products of plastic cutlery products and straws with a biased color have been found to exceed the standard.
These plastic bottles are all disposable, and the state stipulates that enterprises cannot refill them for use. Dong Jinshi pointed out that repeated use of mineral water bottles or beverage bottles makes it difficult to achieve hygiene indicators. Manufacturers need to perform strict disinfection, cleaning, and sterilization procedures on the bottle during production and filling. However, when consumers repeatedly use plastic beverage bottles, they do not go through these sanitation procedures, and bacteria are likely to multiply in the bottles repeatedly, which will lead to excessive intake of bacteria