Friday, June 13, 2008
More fearmongering for you
"There is a concern that styrene itself, one of the chemical components which is a possible human carcinogen, may leach into coffee or (any) hot liquid."
"Given that polystyrene is not all that readily recyclable, we've suggested - and many companies have already done this - switching to cardboard."
That's if your office water cooler has one of those five-gallon plastic bottles. Chances are there's a number-7 on the bottom of it and it's made of polycarbonate.
So the whole office coffee routine, with the styrofoam cups that could be bad for you and you are a bad person because those cups are bad for the environment. And the water you use from the office cooler perhaps (read: is going to) could kill you as well, a slow, slow undetermined type death. And it's probably going to be a gruesome death too.....perhaps.