Persuasive Speech Essay

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General purpose: To persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade everyone to discontinue the use of Styrofoam Central idea: Styrofoam is not only non-biodegradable but toxic and causes many health problems. Styrofoam a silent killer STEP 1 Are there anyone here who has ever used Styrofoam? ATTENTION Are there anyone here who likes the ease, comfort and efficiency Styrofoam provides? Well Listen stop being fooled, you are only hurting yourself. STATISTIC As early as 1972 researchers found residues of the toxin Styrofoam (the trade name for polystyrene) in human fat tissue of many Americans sampled as a part of a human tissue survey done by the U.s EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and by 1986 styrene was found in 100%, of all samples of human fat tissue, (as per green STEP 2 NEED Hello, we have a problem and we need to fix it, this lack of interest and easy accepting, is only poisoning our life away. Have you ever notice how Styrofoam loses it shape when heat is added or when liquid is place in it an oily substance is noticed in the liquid, that is the polystyrene/Styrofoam. Styrofoam is poisonous and we need to stop using it. E.G & ILLUSTRATIONS The multi-million dollar conglomerate, McDonalds, in 1989 voluntarily stopped using Styrofoam to package hamburgers, coffee and more after becoming aware of the health and environmental issues of Styrofoam. Issues such as the non-biodegradability of the product but most importantly the leaching of the poisonous substance polystyrene into the food and drink they packaged, especially when heat is added. This woke up millions of Americans to the silent killer Styrofoam. CONSEQUENCES But still billions ignore the dangerous health and Environmental issues of Styrofoam. The EPA have establish that prolong exposure to

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