Endocrine disruptors are present in plastic food packaging, such as bottles or cans, and in cosmetic and hygiene products (not only in packaging, but also as ingredients).
As explained in the report, endocrine disruptors released from plastics, mainly Bisphenol-A and phthalates, are related to diseases such as diabetes and loss of fertility, malformations and certain cases of cancer such as breast cancer , bladder or prostate.
Types of plastic
According to studies on endocrine disruption, all types of plastic (PET, PVC, Polystyrene ...) release endocrine disruptors. The problem is in the additives used in plastics, which are not reported on the labels.
Contrary to what the representative of the Spanish Plastics Center In the report, we have the right to know all the substances with which the packaging and hygiene products that contain endocrine disruptors are manufactured.
And it is not the obligation of researchers, such as Dr. Nicolás Olea, to show that these substances harm health. It is the obligation of administrations to protect the population from these toxins and to enforce the Precautionary Principle.
Especially serious is the case of the population surrounding the Aljorna factory (Murcia), which manufactures 500,000 tons of Bisphenol-A per year. In the surroundings of the plant the incidence of childhood cancer is three times higher than the average.
There is an alternative
The alternative is simple: reduce the consumption of any type of plastic, as some of the people interviewed have already done.
In this blog, you can see tricks to avoid the use of plastic "containers", in cosmetic products and in your home, as well as the health effects of hormonal contaminants.
You can also see more alternatives to plastic and interesting information on the blogsPlastic kills YWithout plastic.
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