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The Problem with Plastics

Over 10,000 chemicals are added to food and food packaging materials in the United States. Many of these chemicals are known carcinogens and have been found to result in adverse health effects.  Multiple negative effects of these chemicals appear by disrupting hormonal signals.  The scientific term for this is ‘endocrine disrupters’ and these types of chemicals could interfere with the body’s hormonal systems and produce developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune dysfunction.  Some products that endocrine disruptors are found in are plastic bottles, the linings of metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, thermal receipts, and pesticides.  Ideally, it’s best to avoid drinking from plastic water bottles and cups, both disposable and reusable. Some chemicals that are in plastics that should be avoided are Phthalates: found...