Lifes fantastic when your plastic…. better had be as we’ve all got the plastic in us
Life’s fantastic when your plastic…. better had be as we’ve all got the plastic in us
Lets start with the chemicals in plastic;
They are added to give plastic a wide range of properties. Some of those chemicals are extremely toxic- or are known to affect our hormones.
The chemicals in plastic appear to be mobile and can leach from the plastic product into your food.
Some of the chemicals used to make plastic have not actually been passed as fit for human consumption.
There are thousands of chemicals used to make plastic and we do not know what they all are.
Chemicals are be released when plastic is burnt. Some of them are lethal
But here are some that we do know about
Dioxins, which are highly toxic even at low doses, and are produced when plastics are manufactured and incinerated.
BPA can leach into food from the epoxy linings in cans or from polycarbonate bottles. Many studies have evaluated BPA as a hormone disruptor. Pregnant women and very young children are considered by some to be especially at risk.
To make Clingfilm clingy and flexible plastics bendy manufacturers add various toxic chemicals known as “plasticizers” during production. Traces of these chemicals can leak out of PVC when it comes in contact with foods. Yikes. What’s more they are “reasonably anticipated” to be carcinogens and are not good for lab rats.
#1 PETE plastic water bottles have been shown to leach antimony into water. Small dose of which make you sick large doses can kill you. Ughh.
Plastics in the food chain
If its not the leaching its the fish and chips. When it finally does finally break down plastic doesn’t actually biodegrade it photo degrades. It falls apart in to smaller and smaller toxic particles. These are then absorbed into the surrounding environment entering the water and earth and so the food chain and so into us.
Lots more information here
Lots more on the various types of plastic and what they are used to make can be found HERE
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