Students debate on the hazards of Plastic and Teflon

Bengaluru December 22, 2017: It is a product that is ubiquitous in its presence, modern households seeing plenty of its use and more so in the much touted new age kitchens. Plastic and Teflon coated utensils are common items featuring in modern kitchens, the Teflon coated pans promoted as ‘healthy’ cooking alternatives to reduce the quantum of oil used in cooking.

Very little awareness prevails on the health hazards arising from using plastic and Teflon coated utensils for cooking. Hairline International, in a bid to create public awareness and especially amongst the youth, conducted a debate on the use of plastic and Teflon coated utensils, in MES Primary and Secondary School. Ms. H.C. Nagarathna Murthy, Pattabhiramnagar, JayanagarCorporator, Ward No-168 was the chief guest for event today.

The event saw over 200 students from the classes 6th to 9th attending the program, with a dozen students from these classes participating in the debate. A panel of three judges, Dr Premalatha V Dermatosurgeon Hairline International Hair and Skin Clinic, Dr. Imtiaz Dermatologist, Bioterra Diagnostics and Ms. Mythili G Nirvan, Managing Director Prachar Medai Solutions judged the event.

The program also saw Dr Premalatha making a presentation on the ill effects of plastics and Teflon coated utensils, suggesting possible replacement of the same with ceramic, glass and steel and aluminium plates and pans. Dr Premalatha also advocated revisiting the age old practice of using cast iron pans, steel, copper, ceramic and glass utensils in the kitchen.

“A researchrecently conducted by Hairline has shown BISPHENOL A (BPA), an industrial compound used to make plastic and resins as well as PFOA found in Teflon disrupt the normal endocrine function besides increasing the risk of cancer, asthma and a range of heart ailments”, warned Dr Premalatha.

Concurring, Dr BaniAnand, Founder and Managing Director Hairline International Hair & Skin Clinic, called for greater awareness and a change in lifestyle choices to avoid the ingestion of BPA and PFOA into our system. “Using cast iron, steel, aluminium, glass are a much healthier practice than the infusion of plastic that has come about into our lifestyle. Our research made us realise how important it is urge for a lifestyle change. Hence, creating awareness amongst children is an important measure.”

Applauding the concern of Hairline to create awareness on plastic and Teflon on health, especially in the future generation, Ms H C Nagarathna Murthy, Jayanagar, Corporator, Ward No 168 urged all students to educate parents to avoid the use of plastic and Teflon coated vessels.

Hairline International gave away the prizes for to the winners and to all participating students.

Earlier, suspecting that BPA and PFOA could have a role in causing hair loss, Hairline International Research & Treatment Centre conducted observational studies over a span of one year where 1000 cases exposed to plastic and Teflon use respectively and another 500 cases coming under a control group were assessed. “The tests showed hair fall to be more than 100 per day in 80 per cent of those in the exposed group while the controlled group recorded merely 20-25 per day”, stated Dr Premalatha.

Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)

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