Take a look around - we are surrounded everywhereplastic items. Take, for example, plastic containers and bottles, inside which many of us store food and water. Whether we like it or not, but tiny particles of material harmful to us enter our bodies and provoke the development of dangerous diseases. This was once again reminded by a study conducted by scientists from Germany. They studied blood and urine tests of several thousand children and found that they contained the maximum concentration of microscopic plastic particles.
The study was conducted from 2014 to 2017, inDuring which scientists studied the analyzes of 2500 children aged 3 to 17 years. The results were extremely frightening - microscopic particles of plastic were found in the organisms of 97% of children. The worst thing about this news is that the largest concentration of plastic was observed in young children from 3 to 5 years.
How does plastic penetrate the human body?
Overall, scientists checked the tests for 15types of plastic. During the study, they were able to detect 11 of them. Unfortunately for the researchers, a high concentration of perfluorooctanoic acid was found in the blood and urine of children, which is used to create non-stick coatings for pans and clothes with waterproof properties. It is known that in high concentrations it is so harmful to the human body that it can cause cancer.
According to an expert on environmental healthBettins Hoffmann, today German children are so exposed to chemicals that negative consequences can no longer be avoided. Of course, many companies are trying to produce products like baby food containers from relatively harmless plastic like bisphenol S, but even it can be hazardous to health. Yes, and if they did no harm to you - would you be pleased to know that your body is literally clogged with plastic?
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Many companies are aware of the harm done byplastic to the human body. The manufacturer of LEGO designers, for example, in order to reduce the impact of harmful plastic on children, began to manufacture designer parts from sugarcane-based bioplastics. Unlike previously used ABS plastic, it is less dangerous for the human body and, in addition, can be recycled and reused. This is a very important property for plastic, because due to its unsuitability for reuse, it is thrown out and finds itself in the depths of the oceans, literally poisoning our planet.
I also want to remind myself that we often write about products harmful to our bodies on our channel in Yandex.Zen. For example, we recently spoke there about the dangers of vegetarianism.