How to Detect Plastics in Your Food?

Although there are many ways to check plastics in your food (Such as checking physical properties, using microscope, etc.), the most practical way i guess is flame testing. Precaution in such testing is inevitable as certain polyvinyl chloride compounds liberate a small amount of chlorine when heated. Hence, all flame testing should be performed within a well ventilated room. The type of plastic can be identified using visual and odor clues (Table 1).

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