Look around you — everywhere we are surrounded by plastic items. Take, for example, plastic containers and bottles, in which many of us store food and water. Whether we like it or not, but tiny particles of harmful material get into our bodies and cause the development of dangerous diseases. About this, once again reminded of a study conducted by researchers from Germany. They studied the blood and urine of several thousand children and found that they contained the limit concentration of microscopic plastic particles.
The study was conducted from 2014 to 2017, during which scientists studied the analyses of 2500 children aged 3 to 17 years. The results were extremely frightening — microscopic plastic particles were found in organisms of 97%. The worst thing about this news is that the largest concentration of plastic was observed in young children from 3 to 5 years.
As plastic enters the human body?
Overall, researchers examined tests for the presence of 15 types of plastic. During the research they managed to find 11 of them. Unfortunately researchers in the blood and urine of children found a large concentration of perfluorooctanoic acid, which is used when creating a non-stick coating pans and clothes with waterproof properties. It is known that in high concentrations it is so harmful to the human body that can cause cancer.
According to experts in environmental hygiene Bettina Hoffmann, today’s German kids are so exposed to chemicals that the negative effects would not be avoided. Of course, many companies try to produce products like containers for baby food from a relatively harmless plastic, like bisphenol S, but even it can be hazardous to health. And if they do not cause you any harm — it would be nice for you to know that your body is literally clogged with plastic?
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Many companies are aware of the harm that plastic causes to the human body. Manufacturer LEGO, for example, to reduce the harmful effects of plastic on children, began to produce parts designers of bioplastics based on sugar cane. In contrast to the previously used ABS plastic, it is less dangerous to the human body and, in addition, can be recycled and reused. This is a very important property for plastic, because of the unsuitability for re-use he is thrown and is on the depth of the oceans, literally poisoning our planet.
Also I want to remind you that on harming our body products we often write on our channel in Yandex.Zen. For example, recently we were talking there about the dangers of vegetarianism.