最毒日常用品前三名 The top three poisonous items you will encounter in daily use in Taiwan

wow, this is crazy stuff. next time you are buying take outs in Taiwan, remember to have your own utensils (chop sticks, forks, spoons) and your own container to carry soup. The plastic bag is probably okay to carry cold liquids but do not use them for hot stuff!!

English translation by Frank M. Lin http://www.facebook.com/ghettoracer on Feb. 19th, 2011 5:27am

最毒日常用品前三名
The top three poisonous items you will encounter in daily use in Taiwan.

日常用品中,什麼東西最毒?平鎮市六和高中國中部學生用免洗筷泡過的水拿來飼養黑殼蝦,結果二小時蝦子抽搐、一天內死亡、五天後腐爛!學生用此項實驗參加科展拿到第三名。學生們表示,免洗筷最毒!即便熱水燙過,也名列第二毒。

Out of all the items you use daily, what do you think is the most poisonous item? Middle school students from Six Harmony (liu-he) High School located Pingjhen City decided to perform some testing as their entry into the science fair. They soak disposable chopsticks in water and then used these water to raise black shell shrimp. The results? With in two hours the shrimps starting having convulsions and they all die with in a day and in five days they rot. The students used the results of this experience to enter a science fare and they placed 3rd. The students said disposable chopsticks are the most poisonous. And even if you soaked them with hot water, they are still deadly!

六和高中國中部學生參加桃園縣科學展覽包辦第一、三名,其中找出最毒日常用品這項最受矚目,因為和大家生活息息相關。

Middle school students from Six Harmony (liu-he) High School entered Tao-Yuan County’s science fare and they placed First and Third. And their results which identifies the most poisonous items encounter in daily use drew the most attention simply because this is practice information and greatly affects our life!

指導老師陳念雯、梁思梅及學生劉冠志、蔡育儒、宋柏儒、謝皓任等人,透過實驗發現的最毒日常用品前三名依序是免洗筷、燙過的免洗筷、自助餐店裝湯外帶的半透明塑膠袋。

Instructors CHEN Nian-Wen, LIANG Si-Mei and students LIU Guan-Zhi, TSAI Yu-Rru, SONG Bo-Ru, HSIEH Hao-Ren… etc., found that the top three most poisonous items in daily use are #1 disposable, hot water soaked chopsticks, and the translucent plastic bags often used by restaurants for take out orders!

宋柏儒等人先用500cc的冷水浸泡免洗筷,然後加熱到80度,再等到自然冷卻,前述步驟重複十次,再用這種水飼養五隻黑殼蝦,結果二小時開始抽搐,一天就死亡,經過五天後,飼養水體變混濁發臭,完全看不到蝦的蹤影!

The students started the experiment with 500cc of cold water soaking the disposable chop sticks. Then they raise the temperature to 80 degree Celsius, then they let it cool down natrually. They repeat the above steps 10 times. Then they use the resulting water to raise five black shell shrimp. The shrimp will start to have spams and convulsions and they will die with in 24 hours. After five days, these water would get muddy and smelly and you can’t find any signs of the shrimps.

如果以這種水孵育綠豆芽、養殖浮萍,得到的結果差不多,五天內植物就會枯死。

If you use these water to raise green bean sprouts, or duckweed aquaculture the results will be similar. With in five days the plants will die.

燙過的免洗筷 還是很毒…

If you boiled the disposable chopsticks in hot water you might think that will reduce the toxicity.

學生們再用熱水燙過免洗筷,丟掉燙過的水後再重新浸泡,也有前述重複十次浸泡冷卻後,拿來養五隻黑殼蝦,結果是第二天才死去;顯然免洗筷燙過後還是很毒!

The students used hot water to rinse the disposable chopsticks. Then they rinse the chopsticks 10 days in 500cc cold water like the earlier part of the experiment. They try to raise five more black shell shrimp and the end result is the shrimps dies on the second day. Obviously even boiling the disposable chopsticks did very little to remove its toxicity.

學生們表示,重複十次泡免洗筷溶出免洗筷內的二氧化硫,二氧化硫是用來漂白、消毒之用;不過他們沒有檢驗水中二氧化硫的濃度。

Students say, the ten repetition of soaking the disposable chopsticks will release some of the sulfur dioxide. Sulfur dioxide is used for bleaching and disinfection purposes. But the students did not examine the concentration of sulfur dioxide in water.

學生們建議,能不用免洗筷最好就不要用,非要使用的話,一定要先燙過再用,以減輕毒性。

The students suggests if you can do with out disposable chopsticks, then don’t use it. If you must use it, soak it in hot water first in order to reduce the toxicity.

毒性名列第三名的是半透明塑膠袋,裝湯後溶解出來的是雙酚A、可塑劑,實驗第三天,五隻蝦就全死光。

Ranked 3rd in toxicity was the translucent plastic bags. After you fill it with hot liquid, what gets released are Bisphenol A and plasticizers. The experiments shows the shrimps will all die in 3 days when raised with these water.

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