This is a true, if you don't believe try the following
test. Soak a pair of disposable chopsticks (usually
given to you when you buy packed food from a Chinese
take-away) for between 3 to 5 minutes in hot boiling
water. Within minutes and right in front of your eyes,
you will notice that some white coloring matter seems
to dissolve into the hot water from the chopsticks.
What is released from the chopsticks is actually a
chemical, a bleaching agent.
In a campaign promoting health care in Singapore
recently, Prof. 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
colors or are covered with poisonous fungus.
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 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
level is believed to be more than
A THOUSAND TIMES
over the general permissible/acceptable international
standards). And guess what?
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, Prof. Jackson
Mathis has immediately stopped using such disposable
chopsticks anymore. In Prof. Jackson’s case, if he ever
forgets to bring along his own pair of chopsticks for
lunch or dinner, he usually make sure that he does not
forget to put the pair he used inside his bag since it
can be re-used again and again.
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 wildfire 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