Plastics: We Know They Are Dangerous – What Can We Do to Protect Our Planet and Ourselves?

Scientists find twice the number of microplastiic particles in bottled as in tap water.

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Article Source: Mercola.com

Thanks to Conscious Life News

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Plastic products are developed from a number of chemicals, some known to be endocrine disruptors responsible for interfering with the normal function of your natural hormones
  • Data indicate microplastics may be found in nearly every animal consuming the particles, including animal foods consumed on a regular basis
  • Research demonstrates phthalates and BPA have significant negative health effects on animals and humans, including development of dysfunctional sperm, increased inflammation and symptoms linked to body systems controlled by estrogen and thyroid hormones
  • Despite overwhelming evidence, the FDA is unwilling to regulate the plastic industry, potentially as a consequence of millions spent on lobbying by the industry or the result of disinformation published in scientific journals

By Dr. Mercola

Plastic products are made of a number of different chemicals, some of which are known to act as endocrine disruptors. These chemicals are similar…

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3 thoughts on “Plastics: We Know They Are Dangerous – What Can We Do to Protect Our Planet and Ourselves?

  1. I really don’t know what we can do because corporations make damn near everything plastic; plastic bags, plastic jugs, plastic toys, plastic glasses, jars, pipes. And only a few grocery stores are beginning an attempt to phase out plastic bags. Speaking for myself, I take reusable bags to the store but I don’t see many other people doing this. Also, many areas of the country are abandoning recycling and with China now refusing our garbage, that is going to make the problem here in America even more of a big deal. So, what the solution is? Again, I don’t know.

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  2. We’re really lucky here, Shelby. Many of our grocery chains are following the example of the UK and either charging for plastic bags or discontinuing them altogether. We also have numerous restaurants phasing out plastic straws, jugs and glasses. David Attenborough is very popular here, as he is in the UK, and after he covered the plastic problem in Blue Planet, things seemed to change overnight – both here and in the UK>

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