Welcome to the world of plastic fantastic!
The truth about plastic – and the chances are it’s not what you think it is.
Most of us wouldn’t have given it much thought, after all plastic in many applications is convenient and practical to use.
Are we really aware of all the plastic around us? How involved and committed are we to plastic every minute of our daily life?
Check it out for yourself and try to go for one hour without touching any plastic. I’ll bet you can’t do it, not even for half that time!
First up in the morning you wouldn’t be sitting on your toilet seat or wearing your slippers or house shoes to get there. You are not able to open the en suite or shower door, to grab the shampoo bottle, to brush your teeth, or to do up the buttons on the clothes you are wearing. This is only in the first few minutes after getting out of bed. This is not exactly a good start if you try to avoid plastic!
Let’s see and navigate our way through the kitchen. Switching on the kettle, is it plastic? Check out the door handle on the refrigerator first before getting out the bread and butter that is looking so temptingly good wrapped in plastic. If you had a look inside the refrigerator check the rest of all the eatables. Luck could be on your side to find something not wrapped in plastic.
To make matters worse the phone is ringing. By this time the expression on your face is asking you, is it plastic? Of course it is! Have you had enough? Let’s get out of here; work might be a better place after all.
Grab the remote for the garage door, oops and the car keys as well. Giving up? It’s like a spider – web or cocoon. It’s been woven around us, being surrounded by it and it is hard to escape without cracking the plastic wrapping.
Most people would not be aware of the consequent and danger of plastic we are in contact with every day. We have never been told of all the sneaky health hazards and toxins contained in plastic by any of the authorities or health organisations nor would it ever be publicised.
A chemical such as (BPA) bisphenol also belongs to a chemical called xenoestrogens. All of these chemicals are having the greatest impact on our health. BPA is a by-product and used to make hard clear plastic containers for items such as baby bottles, milk and juice containers, water bottles, microwave oven ware, as well as plastic coating inside metal cans and many eating utensils etc. These toxins and chemicals increase the risk of breast, prostate, and reproductive cancers. It also reduces fertility, immune function and these are just a few out of many of what effect plastic is having to our health.
What can you do about it? Store your food and beverages in glass or stainless steel containers; this would be a good starting point to avoid some of the toxins you would otherwise consume.
Do not heat food in plastic containers or plastic cling wrap. Stay clear from pre prepared micro wave meals readily available from stores by simply pressing that plastic button on your micro wave to warm up this lovely prepared meals wrapped in plastic.
Actually avoid using macro wave ovens when ever possible, or better still don’t use them at all, but that’s another story. Filter your drinking water and only store it in glass bottles or glass containers.
This has been only a short list to become aware of the toxins plastic contain and just a few tips how to avoid some of that plastic fantastic which can do so much damage to our health and wellbeing.
This does not only destroy people’s lives, it also has a huge environmental impact all over the world.
Having talked a little about plastic how we captured by it and how our health being affected, this is after all only a small percentage where sickness can come from.
Also our diet in general is unhealthy with the intake of processed food. G M O genetically modified foods, all these have excessive amount of toxins, a major percentage of crops are genetically engineered of which is no benefit to our health. Most of our vegetables and fruits are grown the same way. Not only our foods been sabotaged. Prescription drug addiction is becoming a big problem in the western world, the overuse and misuse of antibiotics seems an increasing problem coming from the medical profession.
Yes, our health is under siege from many directions not only plastic, therefor we must take control of our own health. Don’t expect anyone else to do it for you, don’t delay it, the beginning should always be today.