KNOWLEDGE IS YOUR BEST WEAPON TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT PLASTIC
Plastic will outlive us
Plastic takes 500 years or longer to decompose. That means every single piece of plastic that has ever been made has not decomposed yet. And so it will go for 450 more years.
most plastics mimic hormones
95% of plastic items produced today, even the ones labeled BPA-free, release chemicals that act like estrogen in the body. That's right, even things like the new "safe" plastic baby bottles are pumping tons of extra sex hormones into our children. For the health of your baby, switch to glass or stainless steel immediately.
Don't Trust The Government To Protect You
Despite every independent scientific study claiming the opposite, the FDA says “BPA used in food packaging does not present a risk to consumer health." Fun fact: the FDA and EPA are largely staffed by former employees and lawyers from chemical and biotech companies such as Monsanto.
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with healthier alternatives that don’t contain hormone disrupting, cancer-causing and enviroment-destroying chemical compounds. Our Story As will happen to a couple of American 40-somethings, we began to...(continue reading)
The nightmare scenario is that we one day find out that a lot more of our current disorders, including infertility and cancer, may be due to bisphenol A and only show up after cumulative exposure. But by then, we all have accumulated so much exposure that it’s too late to reverse the effects.
Buy food in glass or metal containers. Avoid heating food in plastic containers, or storing foods in plastic containers or plastic wrap. Do not give young children plastic teethers or toys. Use natural fiber clothing, bedding and furniture. Avoid all PVC and Styrene products.
Almost all commercially available plastics that were tested leached synthetic estrogens—even when they weren't exposed to conditions known to unlock potentially harmful chemicals, such as the heat of a microwave...
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