In the earlier days, when we need to pack food material to carry with us during our travel or outing, we used natural material for the same. Today, the moment we need to pack lunch for our children or elders at home or for travel, we search for aluminum foil or tissue paper. These artificial package materials we use are highly hazardous to health. The possibility of the chemicals present in the artificial package material we use seeping inside the food is high. While packing is easy using these materials than the natural ones used in olden days, the risk factor is huge. It is better to understand the consequences of packing hot food items in the aluminum foil or tissue paper.
Let us see some of the reasons why we must not indulge in packing hot food in tissue paper or aluminum foil
1. Ingredients that make a tissue paper
The regular tissue paper we use is made of 30% softwood and 70% hardwood. Apart from these woods, the other ingredients used to make a tissue paper are chemicals for breaking down the tree to good matter, water and bleaching material. The base material used for producing tissue paper is the old low-quality paper created by the recycling method. For recycling old paper chemicals like artificial oxygen and sodium hydroxide are used. Peroxide is the chemical used to remove the old stains and make the paper look bright white.
2. Ingredients that make Aluminum foil
As the very name suggests, Aluminum foil is directly the metal named aluminum. This foil is expected to be made of pure aluminum since the foil manufacturers usually use the metal which is pure to the extent of 92% to 99%.