Plastic is more than plankton

2019-05-17 China No comment

I remember growing up in a world that was still reliable and "no plastic" in the 1960s. Do you remember when the food was actually packed in glass, paper and cardboard? Do you remember when the paper and cardboard were thick? I still remember when a boy looked at one of the "foam" cups made of polystyrene and was crumbling, it was in the late 1960s, wondering what it was caused! One-liter soda bottles were made of glass a long time ago, and I got 20 cents when I collected them from the roadside and transported them to the corner store.

No food is stored and no plastic packaging. The grocery store's bag is thick brown paper, not the fragile plastic bags of today, you can just spit it out. The only toy I made as a boy in plastic was the little green plastic soldiers from China, my matchbox, my Triang tricycle and later my Raleigh bikes were made of sturdy British metal, almost nothing. Plastic parts. At that time, China was used to drink a cup of tea, not on the sticker you bought from a store involving any type of plastic. Today, it's hard to find from

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 Toys are not 100% plastic, amazing! Scientists call it "a better life through chemistry." I want to believe that my great-grandson will one day live in a world where chemistry will turn green, and scientists will one day understand the serious health risks faced by the growing population in today's plastic world.

This article will focus on what many people have been talking about – our food and plastic in the water – do I bring you bottled water? There is no "best plastic" to hold food or drink. I hope this article will clarify this point. As you finish reading, you should be closer to forming your own plastic assessment and hope that you will try to reduce the exposure and use of plastics in your daily life.

Unlike the 1960s, today's plastics are in contact with almost every packaged food. Most cardboard beverages and milk containers are now even covered with plastic instead of wax. In many countries, a liquid plastic compound is even sprayed onto commercial and organic products to maintain freshness. Yes, it seems crazy, but in many cases, plastic is even used to irrigate, cover, package and transport organic food. “Organic” bananas come from overseas South American wholesalers, which contain viscous plastic bactericides to coat the cut stems to protect the bananas from black mold. These so-called organic bananas are themselves wrapped in plastic when grown to prevent fruit bats from reaching them. Do you know that when you eat or drink something stored in plastic, or you taste it, smell it, wear it, sit on it, etc., then that plastic actually becomes part of you?

In fact, when any food enters the plastic – the plastic will enter the food and will always be you. So, literally, you are what you eat… drink… and breathe – plastic!

Is plastic a low dose threat?

Plastic is ubiquitous in our lives because it is cheap and cheap. It is widely believed and advertising is safe, it even "saves life." The problem with plastics is that their safety is based on outdated science and fragile regulations. Although it may save lives in the short term, the record for plastics looks very different. Its convenience comes from its lightness, its endless color and finish, its flexibility, its ease of molding and molding. Most people will say that it is a perfect material, right? But – this is where the bad news starts. This is interesting when you consider 87,000 to 100,000 chemicals in commercial production registered with the Chemical Abstracts Service [CAS] Registry. Of all these chemicals, only about 200 have been tested on humans, and most of them are not in pregnant women or children.

Think about it – if you want to market a new drug, you need to test the Medsafe or FDA authorities through multiple tests during years of clinical trials, it will not cause serious harm. If you want to sell a new sheep dung or pesticide, you need to prove the same thing. Manufacturers must prove that the chemicals in these mixtures are "safe" and the government makes the final decision. But what if you want to market a brand new chemical, not a drug or pesticide, just a chemical? What if this chemical is in contact with young children or pregnant women? I am not sure about New Zealand, but I think it is about the same as in the US; the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] proves that it is unsafe based on any chemical data provided by the chemical manufacturer, and there is almost no power to ask for more. information. It is possible that it has never really been tested by the government. According to Richard Wells, executive director of the US non-profit environmental working group: "It is completely retrogressive."

With the improvement of biomonitoring, scientists can now detect human exposure levels of chemicals, only one in a trillion, which is about 20 drops in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Scientists have also discovered that humans carry much more chemicals than previously thought. So, for example, scientists have learned that even at very low levels, some toxins are extremely toxic. In the case of lead, the “safe” limit of lead [which directly reduces human IQ] has dropped from 60 micrograms per minute [100 milliliters] to 10 micrograms.

And this discovery was only completed in 1970! Now imagine what we know about heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium, arsenic and lead, not to mention all the billions of chemicals in our blood, from now until 4050. That is ' Yes, we will have a better understanding and will want to know how chemical manufacturers have achieved this goal over the years. Improve life through corruption, lies and corporate greed? The next global crisis may not be the US dollar, but chemical toxicity, as we are drowning in our own human chemical mixture. Why not immediately realize that your body is bumping and detoxifying your liver and kidneys every year? Minimize the exposure of plastics and chemicals in your life today, I will talk about this later.

Bisphenol A [BPA]

Do you drink water from those plastic water bottles? Water bottles are made of various plastics – polycarbonate [PC], polyethylene terephthalate [PET], polypropylene [PP], high density polyethylene [HDPE], low density polyethylene [LDPE], Polyvinyl chloride [PVC or vinyl], and others. All of these chemicals migrated to some extent through the body, and now only focus on a chemical that migrates from a plastic to produce a product with high usage and sales profile – BPA.

Bisphenol A [BPA] is a chemical used in the manufacture of a variety of plastics. It does a good job of producing 2.7 million kilograms a year. A big problem with BPA is that it has been found to be a known source of synthetic hormones such as ozone, and plastics containing it are easily broken down, especially when they are washed, heated or stressed in any way, allowing chemicals to leach into food. Or in the water, let it enter the body. BPA was found in the urine of 93% of people in the United States, and I suspect this number is the same in Australia and New Zealand. BPA mimics epinephrine and testosterone as well as hormones such as estrogen, because a very small amount of these potent hormones can cause major biological changes. Imagine what your body would do when bombarded with plastic containing BPA every day!

Now think about what happens to young people who are still developing. Children are particularly susceptible to the toxicity of chemical BPA because their smaller bodies are developing rapidly and because they eat and drink more BPD-containing foods than adults. This is what scientists have discovered, linking fetal BPA in rodents with cancer, genital defects and even many different behavioral disorders. Is this likely part of our ADHD, autism, Asperger's syndrome and similar behavioral disorder epidemics? It doesn't stop there. In 1998, American geneticist Dr. Patricia Hunt discovered that female mice taking BPA had severe reproductive disorders. According to Dr. Hunt, you will disrupt three generations when exposed to BPA. This is why BPA was expelled from baby drinking bottles in 2008 and was banned in Sweden. President Obama has just asked for $30 million in research on BPA and human health. Finally, at least someone can surpass the greed of plastic companies. Are you still using a plastic baby bottle or a microwave to heat a baby plastic bottle? After reading this article, you better not!

The list of products that contain BPA is very long. In the medical industry, it is used in syringes, containers, lenses and various dental products. The exciting thing about plastics is that it is only regulated when it comes into contact with food, not any other exposure that is often encountered at home, at school or in the office every day. BPA is not regulated because the government approves plastics for specific uses rather than individual chemicals. I think it's important to pay attention to all exposures, no matter what the source, is cumulative. The body's natural defenses try to break down the toxins…

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