Preserving meat in plastic bags hazardous


Islamabad—Health experts asked citizen not to preserve meat in plastic bags as its usage is haz-ardous for health and environment.
Eating food that has been improp-erly stored has the potential to make a person sick, perticularly if that storage container is a plastic that contain dan-gerous chemicals.
A physician Dr Waseem Khawaja said.”The chemical that make up plas-tic include BPA and DEHA. When food is stored in plastic bags these chemicals can leach into the food and then be digested.”
“Over time thses chemicals have been linked to tissues change, genetic damage, chromosomal error, miscar-rige, birth defect and hormonal changes.” He added.
He said.”In children chemical leaching can cause harm to their de-veloping immune system and can re-sult in disrupted and behavioral prob-lems”.
An official of Ministry of Climate Change said, “Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), Islama-bad has notified S.R.O 5(KE) 2013, dated 26th January, 2013 titled “Prohi-bition of Non degradable Plastic Prod-ucts (manufacturing, sale and usage) regulation 2013”.
“In order to facilitate implementa-tion of the Regulations, Four compa-nies have so far been registered with Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) to import, manu-facture, stockpile,trade,