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Food Education – Stop Heating and Eating Food in Plastic.


Stop the toxic impact that plastic can have on our bodies.

Study: Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Like Chemicals

Makers of water bottles, including Camelback, now sell products that don’t contain BPA, a chemical that can mimic the sex hormone estrogen. But a new study says that even if they don’t contain BPA, most plastic products release estrogenic chemicals.

A study has found that pregnant women who consume food which has been heated in plastic containers have an 80% higher chance of miscarriage. Laura Donnelly of the Telegraph writes that the study was conducted at Stanford University, and featured 114 women. Women with high concentrations of the chemical were 80% more likely to miscarry than women with low to normal levels. Lead author Dr. Ruth Lathi comments that the research is important given the frequency of miscarriage in pregnancy, and the ubiquitous nature of endocrine disruptors such as bisphenol A which leach from heated plastics. Writes Donnelly:

“The endocrine system is exquisitely sensitive,” she said. “We have evolved to be very, very efficient, so you do not want to be producing more hormones than you need.”

Propper believes that steps must be taken to prevent continued, unnecessary chemical exposure sooner rather than later.

“This is not a trivial issue. The health issues [arising from exposure to EDCs] 50 years down the line could be tremendously expensive and difficult to fix if they are not dealt with soon,” she said.

 Chemicals Widely Found in Plastics and Processed Food -- Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure in Children and Teens

Plastic additives known as phthalates (pronounced THAL-ates) are odorless, colorless and just about everywhere: They turn up in flooring, plastic cups, beach balls, plastic wrap, intravenous tubing and — according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the bodies of most Americans. (Credit: © Africa Studio / Fotolia)

Pledge to stop heating up food in plastic

Pledge to stop heating and eating out of plastic. And, to be safe, stop consuming food and drink out of all plastics!

Get plastic pollution out of our bodies.

 

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