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andy_fl
06-06-2001, 12:14 AM
McDonalds/Burger King/etc. have the habit of putting the thermal paper reciept in contact with the ordered food. Its known that Thermal paper is made of many hideous chemicals - Check it out at - http://msds.pdc.cornell.edu/msds/siri/msds/h/q104/q161.html.

Also, see that the Thermal Paper Manufacturer says - "Work Hygienic Practices: FOLLOW NORMAL HYGIENIC PRACTICES. WASH THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING & BEFORE EATING FOOD & DRINKING BEVERAGES."

Why are we eating chemicals - as if fast food was not bad enuf ??

Andy

SmackFu
06-06-2001, 12:27 AM
Wow, you get a receipt at McDonald's?

Besides, most of the time the only unwrapped food at a fast food place is the french fries. And I'd wager that chowing down on the thermal paper would probably be healthier than eating the fries.

Dr. Lao
06-06-2001, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by andy_fl
Why are we eating chemicals...??Why not? After all, food itself is made of chemicals.

Major Feelgud
06-06-2001, 01:53 AM
I agree with Smack. After eating all that grease and the heart clogging fatty meal, thermal paper is the least of your worries. You'll get a heart attack way before you get poisoned.

DSYoungEsq
06-06-2001, 09:22 AM
Not to mention that most fast food places don't use thermal printers.

Sniff Sniff... do I detect the odor of a dweller-under-bridges?

Duck Duck Goose
06-06-2001, 09:35 AM
Link no workee. "Page Cannot Be Found". Ducky very sad. Quack quack. Now Ducky no can learn about horrible toxic Micky D's thermal paper. So very very sad.

Quack quack.

SmackFu
06-06-2001, 09:43 AM
Linkee had extra period-ee at end.

http://msds.pdc.cornell.edu/msds/siri/msds/h/q104/q161.html

Skywatcher
06-06-2001, 12:25 PM
From the provided link:

===========================================================================
Health Hazard Data
===========================================================================
Route Of Entry - Inhalation: NO
Route Of Entry - Skin: YES
Route Of Entry - Ingestion: NO
Health Haz Acute And Chronic: SKIN: IRRITATION.
Carcinogenicity - NTP: NO
Carcinogenicity - IARC: NO
Carcinogenicity - OSHA: NO
Explanation Carcinogenicity: NONE
Signs/Symptoms Of Overexp: SKIN: IRRITATION.
Emergency/First Aid Proc: SKIN: WASH THOROUGHLY W/MILD SOAP & WATER &
APPLY MILD LOTION OR CREAM. OBTAIN MEDICAL ATTENTION.


Doesn't sound like much of a hazard.