Monday, June 4, 2007

Just PLEASE avoid plastic like the plague...

It's so hard to get plastic out of our lives... I'm trying. Plastic bags, yogurt containers, bottles, tubs, milk jugs, wrappings, toys, computers, gadgets, cars, clothes, plant pots, buttons, straws, plates, cups, forks, spoons, knives, toothpaste tubes, shampoo bottles, dish soap bottles, vitamin bottles, sunglasses, juice bottles, buckets, stickers, thread spools, bobbins, containers for EVERYthing...
It actually is impossible to rid our lives of it right now. How did that happen? Not two generations ago there WAS NO PLASTIC. {The very first plastic (bakelite) was invented in 1907.} I feel like I'm doing what I can until I see/read something like this article. Please read it. It's fascinating and it just might change your life.

"As for phthalates, we deploy about a billion pounds of them a year worldwide despite the fact that California recently listed them as a chemical known to be toxic to our reproductive systems. Used to make plastic soft and pliable, phthalates leach easily from millions of products—packaged food, cosmetics, varnishes, the coatings of timed-release pharmaceuticals—into our blood, urine, saliva, seminal fluid, breast milk, and amniotic fluid. In food containers and some plastic bottles, phthalates are now found with another compound called bisphenol A (BPA), which scientists are discovering can wreak stunning havoc in the body. We produce 6 billion pounds of that each year, and it shows: BPA has been found in nearly every human who has been tested in the United States. We’re eating these plasticizing additives, drinking them, breathing them, and absorbing them through our skin every single day..."

Oh, it gets much worse. Click above to read the whole article. Please. Ignorance is not bliss, it's suicide.

2 comments:

Lisas healthy solutions said...

oh dear i wish i hadnt seen that...
Lisa

julie said...

Wow. Thanks for sharing this article, Mary Sue.