Most people are only now becoming aware that paper cups can release literally BILLIONS of microplastics into your cup when exposed to hot temperatures. And for those who start the day with a cup of coffee, drinking that cup of Joe from a paper cup isn’t doing you any favors.

According to a new study on StudyFinds.Org researchers say drinking coffee or other hot beverages from paper cups is dangerous to our bodies. Experts tell us in the 15 minutes it takes for coffee or tea to be consumed, the microplastic layer in a paper cup degrades. Researchers further experimented with several paper cups using different high temperatures. They found disposable paper cups exposed to hot liquid for just 15 minutes, will release about 10.2 billion microplastics into that cup.

Experts also found the presence of heavy metals in the liners of plastic films. So researchers are warning consumers that ingesting these particles and metals regularly over time can cause serious health conditions.

Because these microplastics are nearly invisible to the naked eye, many people are surprised by the finding as it’s not visually easy to detect. And for the first time ever earlier this year, experts in the U.S. actually found microplastics INSIDE human organs!

They fear this contamination could lead to cancer or even infertility. But that’s only one part of an even bigger issue…

Experts say more than 260 billion paper cups were manufactured in 2019, mainly because the demand is so high due to the rising number of takeout services around the world, and also because they are convenient and don’t require cleaning. Simply use the cup and throw it away, that practice has lead to where we are today.

Not only are they bad for us, they also damage the environment and our entire eco-system. Researchers say disposable paper cups do NOT decompose in a landfill and cannot be recycled.

So instead of reaching for that easy-access paper cup just reach for that insulated mug or traditional coffee cup. Have a delicious cup with a friend and loved one in the process, while saving your health.



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