Plastics—What Are the Health Consequences?

"Plastic & Toxins"

Today my friends, I would like to discuss plastic and the health dangers that they could cause and I would also like to talk about the importance of water for your body.

Water is one of the best and cheapest ways to support your body to detox naturally.  Drinking plenty of pure water has many health benefits such as helps to flush the toxins out, keep your skin supple, fight cellulite and curbs appetite. To drink enough water you should carry a water bottle with you.

But wait!      We want to make that we have the right water bottle, not plastic that is made from toxic materials.

Commercially bottled water can leek chemicals from the plastic bottles in which they are stored, and have traces of bottle cleaner in it.  If you use the small refillable bottles which contains BPA, you’re adding more toxicity to your body. Even if you clean your bottle thoroughly, chances are that potentially harmful bacteria still stay in there and add more toxic burden.

With some many health issues, diseases, and disorders that seem to running rampant in our country,  such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, Autism, and  the list goes on we need to make sure we are making the right choices in what we eat, drink, and what products we use.

There is much evidence that our bodies are over loaded with toxins. One of these toxins is plastic.

Plastic became popular back in the 1970’s and each year you could see more and more plastic being used. In fact, American’s are the world’s largest consumer of disposable plastic containers.

What do we know about plastic:

  • If it contains Bisphenol-A (BPA), we know it causes real problems.
  • If it doesn’t contain BPA, it contains some other chemicals that may have a similar type of negative effect.
  • toxins can leach into whatever they come into contact with
  •  when the compounds that make up plastic are ingested, they damage your body on a cellular level and cause health problems
  • Plastics can cause fertility and reproductive problems. Almost all plastics contain that have a negative effect on immunity and hormone regulation, both of which directly affect fertility.
  •  Plastic could be making you fat. According to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives, the chemical, bisphenol A diglycidyl ether (BADGE), was once thought to actually inhibit the production of fat cells–in other words, scientists thought it stopped us from gaining weight.  They now believe that  “Exposure to these kinds of chemicals can reprogram your metabolism and make it more likely for you to store calories instead of passing them through.”
  •  Plastic are also are bad for our environment — they are in most cases made from petrochemicals through an energy intensive process that itself creates lots of pollution and toxic discharge.  Besides that most plastics in the world is not recycled and usually ends up in landfills, where it degrades very slowly. “Since the 1950s, one billion tons of plastic have been discarded and may persist for hundreds or even thousands of years.”

Some Interesting Research:

  • Though the FDA has ruled BPA safe, not everyone in the government agrees. Earlier this month the National Toxicology Program (NTP), a federal agency that gauges the safety of chemicals, reported that its research shows “some concern” about he effects of BPA on the brain development of fetuses and young children.

  • In a study published Sept. 16 in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), a group of researchers led by David Meltzer of the University of Exeter in Britain reviewed data from the U.S. government’s comprehensive National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, looking for any connections between BPA exposure and health problems. They found more than a few. The JAMA study indicates higher levels of BPA in urine — the simplest way to test for the chemical — was associated with higher incidences of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and liver enzyme abnormalities. The article represents the first large-scale study of BPA in a human population — and is sure to add to the controversy surrounding it. “This isn’t just any old epidemiological study — this is a national survey,” says Frederick vom Saal, a biologist at the University of Missouri and an outspoken opponent of BPA, who wrote an editorial accompanying the JAMAstudy. “This carries greater weight.”

Some safe alternatives:

  • Use Recycled glass water bottles:  Recycled Glass water bottle –The sturdy glass and unique snap-on cap and gripper rings assure that this bottle is not only safe, eco-friendly, and beautiful… but can also withstand the everyday tumble. This bottle is a statement of art, function and environmental responsibility.
  •  Stainless steel bottles: Most reusable bottles are made of polycarbonate material, which leaches Bisphenol-A (BPA).  More recently, it has been shown that aluminum bottles with epoxy liners also leach this harmful chemical. The thinksport Stainless Steel Insulated Sports Bottle  is safe, effective, and made of 18/8 medical-grade, 304 stainless steel that does not have any type of liner.
  • Also try – Klean-Kanteen stainless steel – What you put into a Klean Kanteen is exactly what comes out, no leaching toxins, no chemicals, just your tasty, delicious drink.
  • Glass containers to store leftovers: Using glass containers are great -I store leftovers in glass jars that have been thoroughly cleaned instead of plastic containers. You are not only protecting your family from toxins in the plastic but you are helping the environment by recycling.

Yes, it is very important that you drink plenty of good pure water but please avoid plastic bottles  – so remember we only have one body & we need to take care of it as God meant us to. So please think before you use plastic containers of what you are exposing yourself and your family to.

Quote of the Day:There are thousands of different chemicals in the environment that may cause adverse human health effects. Little is known about the toxicological properties of most of these chemicals!.”~ US EPA

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