Harmful Chemicals and Plastic Matter in Food Linked to Risk of Chronic Diseases in Men

Do you usually consume foods packed in plastic? Experts now suggest that potentially harmful chemicals found in plastic products, such as phthalates, may pose severe threat to human health. Researchers at the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute joined hands to investigate the presence of harmful chemicals in around 1500 male participants. The urine samples of close to 99.6% of the participants contained phthalates. Traces of phthalates in human body have often been linked to triggering a range of ailments. “We found that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease,…

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Exposure to Plastic Chemicals During Pregnancy Can Increase Child’s Asthma Risk

The use of plastic and its products has received a lot of flak from health experts. A lot of research and scientific studies have shown that plastics can leach chemicals when they are heated, damaged or used regularly for a very long time. Certain chemicals used to make plastic products like such as bisphenol A (BPA) have also been regarded as carcinogen for humans.A new study suggests that exposure to the toxic chemicals in plastic during pregnancy can impact your child’s health. According to the study, published in the Journal of Allergy…

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These Polythene-Eating Caterpillars May Help Curb Plastic Pollution

                  Plastic seems pervasive. Almost everything today contains plastic. It is impossible to imagine a world without it, however, it is better for the environment that we started fancying a world sans plastic. According to a report published by the WorldWatch institute, close to 20 million tons of plastic ends up dirtying the our oceans every year. “A recent study conservatively estimated that 5.25 trillion plastic particles weighing a total of 268,940 tons are currently floating in the world’s oceans,” noted the…

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