Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Chris Kresser On EPA - plastics - Have they ever been a good idea?

I'd heard this before but I'd totally forgotten about the dangers of plastic.
According to the research studies that he has read the danger is from the EPA and also from the non EPA plastics. Both can change the Oestrogen levels and result in a range of diseases.
They aren't the sort of things that make a difference this week or this month, but perhaps in later life or even in the generations to come. In fact we don't know what damage the plastic that breaks down into our water or our food is doing to us.

The plastics industry is huge, into the tens of billions of dollars, I had no idea it was such a huge industry.
But now that I stop and think about it, who ever thought that drinking or eating from plastic was a good idea?
I know that my daily water bottle is plastic and has been for years.
It can be easy to over react to news items like this, research studies that point out dangers here and there, but could I make easy changes? I sure could. I'm going to look out for a glass or stainless steel drinking bottle to take with me everyday instead. Like I said it wont kill me today or tomorrow, but at the end of the day it's what my ethos is all about. Trying to eat and drink as healthily as possible. Has plastic ever been a good idea? No not really....
But I'm still drinking tap water.... filtered will have to be the next project...
What do you drink from?

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