Limiting Exposure to Toxins Found in Plastic and Cans

Good morning everyone and happy Sunday! In this post, I will share all of the information that I have learned about the toxins that are found in plastic and cans. I provided links that will direct you to the Center of Disease Control, WebMD, and Livestrong. I hope this post is helpful =D

Plastic

What are the toxins found in plastic?

  • Phthalates

http://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/phthalates_factsheet.html

http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/cookware-plastics-shoppers-guide-to-food-safety?page=1

  • Benzene

http://www.bt.cdc.gov/agent/benzene/basics/facts.asp

http://www.livestrong.com/article/101892-harmful-effects-benzene/

  • Styrene

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/PHS/PHS.asp?id=419&tid=74

  • Bisphenol A

http://www.webmd.com/children/environmental-exposure-head2toe/bpa?page=1

http://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/BisphenolA_FactSheet.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/478451-disposable-food-containers-cancer-risk/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/255205-plastic-everywhere-side-effects/

Vinyl Chloride

http://www.livestrong.com/article/530191-clear-plastic-wrap-food-safety/

http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/tf.asp?id=281&tid=51

There are seven types of plastic that we come into contact with. If you look on the bottom of any water bottle, you will notice the number 1 (which is toxic) engraved into it. If you look at the bottom of a gallon of milk, you will notice the number 2 (which is safe) engraved into it.  Here are two links that will explain each type of plastic.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/158674-which-plastic-containers-can-i-safely-use/

http://blogs.webmd.com/health-ehome/2009/02/know-your-plastics.html

Cans

What toxins are found in cans?

  • Bisphenol A

http://www.cdc.gov/biomonitoring/BisphenolA_FactSheet.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/259503-the-disadvantages-of-aluminum-cans/

http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1009710-12-dangerous-chemicals-avoid-everyday-products/#slide=2

What have I done to limit my exposure to toxins found in plastic and cans?

To avoid exposure to toxins, I discontinued eating food that is stored in cans and I limit my exposure to plastic. I try to only drink out of glass bottles, and I store food in glass containers.

I hope this post was helpful! I hope you have a happy Sunday =D

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