We all buy packed foods for easy comforts. Glass, papers, news papers, brown bags, cardboard boxes, metals, aluminum foil etc take part in our lives through food. These materials help us to make our busy life easy.
The quality of foods depends on the packaging material. This is because packaging of foods prevents the microbial contamination by exposing the food to outside environment. Packing material helps in extending shelf life of foods and in reducing food wastage.
However use of packaged foods always not safe. The chemicals present in packaging material can cause more harm than helping our health.
Some of the common packing materials and the impact they can cause on our health are described in next few slides.
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