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Here Are 6 Reasons Why Plastic Is Dangerous


Do you love drinking water from your plastic bottle? Are you happy knowing you are meeting the daily requirement of water? Hold on.

While all that quantity of water might be helpful for your health, the problem may lie in the plastic bottle. For plastics, which rare omnipotent, are dangerous to both  humans and the environment.

Plastics are responsible for many hazards like breast cancer, thyroid, environment pollution, etc. Know more by going through this ClipBook.


What Is Plastic?

Have you ever wondered about the chemical composition of plastic or what it is made of? This article takes a look at what plastic is and how it is formed.

1. Plastics Chemical Linked To Childhood Asthma

Children who are exposed to the plastics chemicals bisphenol A (BPA) at an early age are more likely to develop asthma, a study suggests. Postnatal exposure to BPA was associated with an increased risk of asthma, but exposure in the womb did not s...

2. Plastic Bags Remain Toxic Even After They Break Down

The humble plastic shopping bag might only get an average of 12 minutes of use, but the majority of them will hang around for over a century. Under optimal conditions, almost all types of plastic would eventually break down fully. However this req...

3. Plastics Increase Risk For Heart Disease

You exercise, eat pretty well, and work on keeping your stress in check. But now there’s a new threat to your heart’s health to watch out for: bisphenol A. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a hormone-disrupting chemical found in things like canned soup, pla...

4. Do Plastics (Bisphenol A (Bpa)) Increase Your Risk Of Breast Cancer?

While manufacturers of plastic products continue to insist that they’re safe, research has linked certain chemicals found within plastic products to certain kinds of cancer, particularly breast cancer. This can be especially scary for women who ha...

5. Plastic Can Disrupt The Thyroid

Not only do plastics disrupt normal fertility, but they also mess with other hormones within the body, like the thyroid. Thyroid problems are the most common cause of autoimmunity. Read the article to know how plastic can disrupt the thyroid.

6. Plastic Toxins Are Leaching Into Your Food And Water

Plastic litter is slowly taking over our oceans, landfills, and even ending up inside of our food! But what about the dangers that plastic poses before it becomes litter? What about the various chemicals that can be found inside plastic bottles, b...

10 Ways To Use Less Plastic Every Day

Plastic waste has become a pandemic—on land as well as in the world's oceans. What can just one person do about such a global problem? Take these simple steps, courtesy of World Ocean Observatory: 1. Avoid buying items packaged in plastic. Look fo...

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