5 Reasons to Avoid Plastic Containers

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  1. Toxic Compounds = Toxic compounds found in plastic cause health problems ranging from cancer to infertility.
  2. No Such Thing as a Safe Plastic = BPA and BPS are toxic.  Although BPA has been given a lot of attention, not much has been said about BPS, which is a close cousin to BPA.  Both are harmful.  Not all BPA-free products contain BPS; the problem is we have no way of knowing which ones to avoid.
  3. Fertility and Reproductive Problems = BPA has been found to make it more difficult for men to conceive, cause miscarriage, birth defects, and developmental problems in children.
  4. Obesity = A chemical widely used in plastics, called bisphenol A diglycidyl ether, can reprogram your metabolism.  This makes it more likely to store calories instead of passing them through.
  5. Terrible for the Planet = Plastics degrade slowly and harms the environment.

Some Sources of BPA

  • Cash register receipts
  • Lining of most canned foods
  • Some baby bottles and pacifiers
  • Many toys and other children’s products
  • Some aluminum water bottles
  • Canned soda and beer

Solution:  Use glass or stainless steel whenever possible.

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