Is printing ink for clothing packaging bags harmful to the human body?
Clothing packaging bags have brought great convenience to people's lives and become indispensable items in daily necessities. We often see various LOGO patterns and some merchants' promotional information printed on some clothing packaging bags, so are these LOGO patterns harmful to the human body?
The printing inks for garment packaging bags are mainly composed of pigments, linking agents, solvents, and auxiliary agents.
Among them, organic solvents and heavy metal elements have serious damage to the human body.
There are two types of pigments in inks: inorganic and organic.
Both are insoluble in water and other media and have bright colors and stability.
Some inorganic paints contain heavy metal elements such as lead, chromium, copper, and mercury.
Metal elements are toxic, so they cannot be used to print food packaging and children's toys;
Some organic pigments contain biphenyl glue, which is carcinogenic and should be strictly prohibited.
Organic solvents can dissolve many natural and synthetic resins and are essential components of various inks.
But some will damage the human body and subcutaneous fat. Long-term exposure will make the skin dry and rough. If it penetrates the skin or blood vessels, it will endanger human blood cells and hematopoietic function along with the blood;
If harmful substances are inhaled into the trachea, bronchi, and lungs or spread to other organs through blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, they may even cause chronic poisoning of the body.
Some inks have toxicity problems of heavy metal ions, and pigments and dyes contain carcinogenic ingredients that harm human health.