In the last two days, the market suddenly started to ban glass straws. Why?
The straws usually used with water cups are plastic, glass and stainless steel, as well as plant fibers. Plastic straws are low in cost, but plastic straws made of many materials cannot meet the use of hot water. They will not only deform after preheating, but also produce harmful substances due to heat.
Stainless steel straws are the most durable, safe and environmentally friendly. However, due to the processing technology and the cost of raw materials, stainless steel straws have the highest cost and are inconvenient to clean after a long time of use.
Plant fiber straws are products that have appeared in recent years. Although straws made of plant fibers are more environmentally friendly and safer, they will deform when exposed to hot water and cost more.
Glass straws can use hot and cold water, will not deform, and will not release harmful substances. The cost of glass straws is low. It is precisely because of the characteristics of glass straws that they have gradually become widely used after they are accepted by the market.
The material of glass is not strong enough to break easily. Recently, a customer used a glass straw for coffee and accidentally broke the lower end of the glass straw. The customer did not notice that the glass fragments were sucked into the esophagus by mistake while inhaling the coffee. They had to be treated promptly and almost a major safety accident occurred.
This incident not only sounded the alarm for consumers, but also for the market to the manufacturers of glass straws. The merchants and factories have corresponding responsibilities. When producing and selling glass straws, they should first carry out the products. Use specifications and make obvious reminders to consumers. Under what conditions must the glass straws be used?
Also as a market, there should be a professional organization to come forward to promote the necessary safety tips for some products that are commonly used by consumers and have hidden safety hazards.