Printech Archive, April, 2000
Re: Newsprint Toxicity


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From: Johnson, Greg (gregj@rsigns.com)
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 10:04:52 CDT


I think you might run into a problem here. The ink used in newspapers is not
FDA approved. Plus if you read the paper, when you get done grab a paper
towel and rub your fingers on it. Look at all the ink residual that is left
on your hands. Would you want this on your food.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: sdavis@oznet.ksu.edu [SMTP:sdavis@oznet.ksu.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 9:05 AM
> To: Subject: newprint
>
> Dear Printech,
> I recieved a request from someone working on a Foo-A-Syst program,
> wanting to know if newprint could be used to wrap fruit for storage
> and transport to market by small produces. Would there be any
> toxicity issues with the ink used for newsprinting on the fruit?
> any information would be helpful.
> Sherry Davis
>
> Sherry J. Davis, CHMM
> Industrial P2 Specialist
> 133 Ward Hall,KSU
> Manhattan, KS 66506-2508
> Fax: 785-532-6952
> Phone: 1-800-578-8898


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