Humans are exposed to microplastics and their additives through ingestion, inhalation and possibly through touching plastics the whole day. Children born now are much more exposed to plastics than earlier generations. Many of the harmful substances we are exposed to (such as flame retardants) accumulate in the body over time.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) such as BPA, which are commonly found in plastics, are possibly related to an increasing number of disorders, from reproductive and development issues to an increased chance of hormone-related cancers. They have been found in breastmilk, amongst other places. EDCs mimic and disrupt the natural behavior of hormones in the body. Newborn babies and young people are extra vulnerable.
The amount of plastics in the environment increases and plastic fragmentizes into ever smaller particles. Nanoparticles may cross cell membranes and spread through the entire body. Among the expected consequences is behavioral change. The occurrence of nanoplastic particles has been observed in both fish and mammals.
BPA has been found in the blood and urine of almost everybody that has been tested. While BPA might be banned from an increasing number of products, alternative bisphenols belong to the same chemical group and can be expected to be equally harmful to health. Beware of greenwashing! Remember, “BPA free” does not mean EDC free!
Do you want to know if there are plastics or dangerous plastic additives in your drinking water, tea bags, vacuum cleaner bags, meat, furniture, wet wipes, or toothpicks? We sure do! That’s why we’re going to test a wide variety of products over the course of at least three years. All these products and more will be tested in a lab at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) of Amsterdam, under the supervision of Dr. Heather Leslie.
We don't realize how much PLASTIC WE ARE EATING because most of it is smaller than the eye can see. 👀Our world is quickly becoming full of environmental problems because of our crazy use of everyday plastics. Many countries and companies are even taking drastic steps to reduce or even ban various plastics altogether.HOWEVER, the thing about plastics that the world is still very blind to are the ones we can’t see, microplastics, which most of eat and drink on a daily basis. I made this video to focus on TINY MICROPLASTICS and bring awareness to what a HUGE PROBLEM they really are.We are what we eat. The best thing we can do to help stop microplastics from continuing to take over our bodies without us knowing is to SHARE THIS VIDEO & INFORM OTHERS ⚠@daxon <—- on instagram for daily updates. WILDER LIFE (by Daxon) <—- my Facebook group, where we discuss topics around how we as humans, can help animals and our planet, just like this one.Special thanks to: Lauren & Azusa for being our Barbie Girls and Tessa for helping with creative direction and writing.
Posted by Daxon on Monday, 28 January 2019
This video by Daxon shows us that we all need to go on a plastic diet. By doing so you can reduce the amount of plastic you use. We provide you with the right alternatives to prevent yourself from getting sick because of the toxic chemicals sometimes added to plastics.Start your plastic diet now