January 1, 2015
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The Oceans’ Plastic Pollution Problem Is Far Worse Than We Thought, and Here’s Why.
by Hannah Hoag, TakePart
The average American throws away roughly 185 pounds of plastic per year. The plastics of everyday life wind up in the ocean. That includes the milk jug, those flimsy grocery bags, and the laundry detergent bottle you finally emptied and discarded. Perhaps the best way to keep plastic from winding up in the ocean is to use less of it. ~ Hannah Hoag. Hannah Hoag reports on the environment, global health, science, and science policy for Nature, Discover, Wired, and others.
December 31, 2014
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Yet another reason to avoid plastics. (You are aware, aren’t you, that all canned and many boxed wet food are in containers lined with BP plastic.) This article posted on massreport.com details the risks, some pertinent supporting details, and some minor things you can do to mitigate the affects of the toxins.
“Companies use your ignorance on BPS and BPF to advertise plastics as BPA free. But what they don’t tell you is that BPF and BPS is far worse than the infamous BPA…Studies have shown the following risks to those who use BPA or items that have been contaminated with BPA:
Increased risk of breast carcinoma
Increased risk of prostate carcinoma
Increased risk of obesity
Increased risk of diabetes mellitus type 2
Increased risk of cardiovascular diseases
Increased risk of autoimmune diseases
Increased risk of asthma
Exposure associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
Exposure associated with Attention deficit Hyperactivity disorders (ADHD)
Adverse effects of prenatal exposure for the brain
Adverse effects of prenatal exposure for behavior
Adverse effects for prenatal exposure on immune function
Association with male sexual dysfunction – See more at: http://massreport.com/100-times-the-damage-avoid-at-all-cost-bpa-bpf-bps/#sthash.lrVsC8UT.dpuf