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Don't use disposable chopsticks
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This is a true case, if you don't believe try the following test:

Soak a pair of disposable chopsticks (usually given to you when you buy pack food from a Chinese take-away) for between 3 to 5 minutes inside hot boiling water. Within minutes and right in front of your eyes, you will noticed that some white colouring matter seems to be dissolved into the hot water from the chopsticks.

What is released from the chopsticks is actually a chemical, a bleaching agent.

In a campaign promoting healthy care in Singapore recently, Professor Jackson Mathis reminds people not to use disposable chopsticks, as almost the majority of them are made in or imported from China. He explained that during the manufacturing process of disposable chopsticks before the actual production itself, all raw materials are already cover-grown with germs that make the wood materials look like they are coated in multiple colours or are covered with poisonous fungus.

The first process itself is already frightening as the manufacturer starts the process by soaking up the wooden raw materials inside a very big container that is filled with a very toxic and highly poisonous chemical. This chemical is intentionally added in, in order to preserve the materials. After a few days of soaking, they are then washed with an even worse cleaning agent, in this case it is a bleaching agent (which chemical ph level is believe to be more than a thousand times over the general permissible/acceptable international standards).

And guess what? These chemicals itself is likely to cause greater harm to our health (if we continue consuming such chemicals into our body on a daily basis) not forgetting that since these chemicals used are usually carcinogenic in nature, they are likely to cause cancer.

Since his last visit to a disposable chopsticks manufacturing plant in China 5 years ago, Professor Jackson Mathis has immediately stop using such disposable chopsticks anymore. In Professor Jackson case, just in case if he ever forgets to bring along his own pair of chopsticks for lunch or dinner, he usually make sure that he do not forget to put one pair of it inside his bag since it can be re-use again and again.

Professor Jackson Mathis said: "If you have been using disposable chopsticks in the past, and you insist on continue using them again, please pause and think for a moment. Why is cancer spreading like wild fire these days throughout the world affecting all sorts of people. After that think of how many pairs of disposable chopsticks a factory in China is producing by the minute. The answer itself is right here !"

Source : www.MyAvanza.net

Posted on: 2006/8/28 14:37
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Re: Don't use disposable chopsticks
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Chopstick talk at Chain-Breaker's Forum

Next urban legend please. And something more challenging this time.

Posted on: 2006/8/28 14:53
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The chemicals are applied to preserved the exposed 'cheap' wood they use for the disposal chopsticks from rotting in high humidity condition.

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errrrrrrr........

I am having "chopsticks" poisoning.

*giggle*

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not funny when you finally got it?

They are not allowed here, but apparently, Japanese restuarant insisted on using them, I dont know why, of all take aways restaurant, most provides only plastic fork, but only the Japanese provides these cheap wooden chopsticks, even for dining in.

Posted on: 2006/8/28 22:46
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probably those from china one doesn't control the quality & healthy hazard standards like Korean kimuchi from china also contain some funny chemical. as for wooden dispsble chopstick, i use them quite often (because eat out), it is to send the food to the mouth, usually people will refrain from slurp/lick/suck the wooden chopstick as much as possible.

Posted on: 2006/8/29 1:15
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Further to the chop-stick, you're better off avoiding ALL pre-cooked foods, canned or otherwise, from China, and Taiwan, and any fast developing country for that matter. They pooh-pooh any and all regulatory legislations with only one thing in mind....MAKE A QUICK BUCK FAST & EASY!!

Posted on: 2006/8/29 6:48
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this thread is getting out of discussion, morale? Eat in at home

Posted on: 2006/8/29 7:28
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do u mean the bamboo chopstick, exmple when buy kolo mee and take away one, they usually give u a bamboo chopstick??? if yes cham lo~~~

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some are made of bamboo, but mostly are made of cheap crap unwanted pieces of wood

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