Plastics and family health

Children are at the highest risk of all

Exposure to plastic toxins in children can lead to:

 

•Lower IQ, Autism and poor social communication

•Attention disorders and Hyperactivity  

•Genital deformities and early puberty

Plastic pacifiers, baby bottles, toys and snack packaging are common routes of exposure to plastic toxins in children today

In studies conducted at the University of Gothenburg, a third of the tested plastic products released toxic substances, including 5 out of 13 products intended for children. The study can be found here.

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Plastic toxins have been linked to thyroid malfunction and autoimmunity

Thyroid is a critical hormone for growth and metabolism. The thyroid gland is situated in the neck, as shown opposite.  Every part of the body, including the brain requires thyroid hormone for proper functioning.

 

The endocrine disruptor function of plastic toxins means that molecules of BPA and Phthalate block the thyroid hormone from functioning correctly.

Thyroid problems can lead to stunted growth, diabetes, and obesity.  Anxiety and depression also result from thyroid imbalance.

There is a dire need for regulatory policies on the use of BPA in plastic containers as suggested by this study.

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Plastic toxins have been linked to Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful disorder in women where the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus (the endometrium) grows on the outside wall instead. 

It has been found that the additives and dioxins found in sanitary pads and tampons lead to endometriosis.

The best non-toxic menstrual products

 

•Mama Cloth

•Menstrual Cup

•Sea Sponge tampon

•Non-toxic / Organic pads and tampons

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To know more about toxicity in everyday products,  the following Guardian article has covered it extensively. Email us to know about the scientific evidence for plastic toxicity. The research content is technical and suitable for audiences familiar with scientific literature.