A study have shown that coffee has various health benefits, but if consumed in excess it can also have a negative impact on the human body.
In addition, the way we drink coffee is actually able to influence the effect of these drinks on human health, as in a study published by The Journal of Hazardous Materials.
The study explains that coffee or tea and other hot drinks drunk directly from paper cups covered in the plastic film can make the body vulnerable to harmful microplastic particles.
These particles have the potential to cause harmful effects to the health of the human body.
It seems safe, but actually putting hot water in a paper cup can be dangerous.
“The average person who drinks three cups of tea or coffee a day in a paper cup will ingest 75,000 tiny microplastic particles that are invisible to the naked eye.
“Within 15 minutes of leaving coffee or tea before drinking, the microplastic coating in the paper cups will break down,” said the study’s lead author, Dr Sudha Goel.
Microplastic particles are defined as small pieces of plastic or synthetic fiber measuring 5 mm or less. These particles are found in our daily products such as clothing and beauty products.
The study report explains that microplastics harm not only humans but also marine life when someone throws plastic and paper into the ocean.
The effect of these microplastic particles can increase the risk of cancer, organ disorders and hinder children’s development.