Plasticizers, also known as plasticization, have any impact on food safety

by:Haikuo     2021-06-16
Plasticizers (also known as plasticizers) are used to add hard plastics and other materials to make them more elastic and durable. The principle of action is to embed the plasticizer between the polymer chains and separate the polymer chains to make them softer. Plasticizers are widely used in a variety of industrial and consumer products, mainly in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products, some of which are used in food contact materials. Phthalates are the most common plasticizers, most of which are used in PVC products. In addition to phthalate plasticizers, other types of plasticizers also include adipic acid, epoxy esters and citric acid, but they are rarely used.
   Regarding the health effects of plasticizers, phthalates are generally regarded as endocrine disruptors because they can interfere with the human endocrine system. High doses of phthalates have been shown to increase the chance of developmental abnormalities, such as cleft palate and bone deformities. In addition, plasticizers can cause genotoxicity and harm human genes. Long-term consumption has the greatest risk of cardiovascular disease. The liver and urinary system will also be 'injuredAlthough it is currently impossible to confirm whether plasticizers are carcinogenic to humans, they are definitely carcinogenic to animals, so be careful.
  So, how do we ingest plasticizers in our daily lives? Phthalate plasticizers may migrate from food contact materials to food. Once food contact materials (such as polyvinyl chloride plastic) come into contact with food, the plasticizer may migrate to the food. As for the amount of migration, it depends on the chemical composition of the food contact material, food category, contact time and temperature. In general, the amount of phthalate plasticizers that migrate to oily foods is higher than that of non-oily foods. The longer the contact time and the higher the temperature, the greater the amount of migration. Therefore, phthalates are not suitable for packaging or containing oily foods or foods for babies and young children.
   The Ministry of Health has included phthalates in the 'blacklist' of non-edible substances that may be used in food, and clarified the corresponding testing methods; Consultation on the health effects of phthalate substances and scientific knowledge; organize provincial CDCs to carry out emergency monitoring of phthalate substances in food, and expand the scope to collect data for risk assessment.
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