Disposable paper cups have become quite popular in office pantries due to the convenience it offers. Paper cups are coated with polyethylene for insulation and durability. Low quality paper cup are coated with wax to prevent paper getting soaked.
Every time we pour hot beverage in a Paper cup usually with a plastic lid, a bit of wax and toxic chemicals melt and get into your digestive tract along with our hot drink. In the long run, this can lead to gastrointestinal disorders and other health issues. In addition, it is a suspected carcinogen.
There are definite standards to follow while manufacturing these disposable paper cups. This ensures that paper cups do not become toxic when soaked in water or hot liquids.
However, some unscrupulous traders and small workshop manufacturers do not follow these guidelines.
To conclude, the best and the safest way to deal with this paper cups wax problem is to avoid these harmful paper, plastic, Styrofoam cups and use stainless steel, glass or ceramic mugs instead.