Detoxification Could Be As Close As Your Trash
BPA, a very harmful chemical found in many water bottles, was one of the chemicals found in the blood from newborns’ umbilical chords. Scientific American reported this information earlier this year.
Removing harmful plastics from your life is one of the easiest and fastest ways to begin detoxification. As a society, we’ve grown up with plastics, so a bottled water doesn’t seem dangerous at all. However, the plastics industry isn’t actually feeding us anything, unless you consider the chemicals that leach into our water, and other foods, as a form of feeding.
BPA chemicals are linked to birth defects in boys’ genitals. CBS reported this earlier in the year.
Back in 2008, BPA became an overnight sensation when scientists found a connection between the plastic and chemicals in children. Retailers began pulling plastics off the shelves and parents demanded action. Plastic became a dirty word.
But the plastics industry brings in around $375 billion every year, and they certainly weren’t about to let that income decline.
This wildfire spread to include all plastic water containers, and new reports emerged telling us how leaving plastic in direct UV rays, or heating it in the microwave increases the release of chemicals. The news was dire. Of course, manufacturers did their part then told us the plastic containers were now safe to drink from. You can’t see the chemicals, after all, so it seems harmless. Sadly, we must still be vigilant. MotherJones.com reports that synthetic estrogens are still found in many plastics, and the condition appears to be very just as serious as it ever was.
“The NIH journal Environmental Health Perspectives reported that “almost all” commercially available plastics that were tested leached synthetic estrogens—even when they weren’t exposed to conditions known to unlock potentially harmful chemicals, such as the heat of a microwave, the steam of a dishwasher, or the sun’s ultraviolet rays. According to Bittner’s research, some BPA-free products actually released synthetic estrogens that were more potent than BPA.”
Our bodies are not made to process chemicals, and synthetics. Our livers work extra hard to rid these damaging products from our system, but our bodies need help. That’s why detoxification is one of the most important things you can do to assist your body. Throw out the plastics. That one step alone is
If you’re not yet afraid of toxic chemicals leaching into your food, do some more research, if not for your sake, then for your children or grandchildren.