plastic – from wastelands to waistlines - empty plastic drinking bottles
Here, with good reason, I once again tell the horror of the release of eternal pollutants on Earth.
The news of plastic is getting worse and worse.
Latest news: the chemicals it releases will make you fat!
But before I talk about this, another bad news reported last month was how plastic pollution from the ocean has created another huge whirlpool of garbage, this time between Chile and Easter Island is as big as Mexico.
This is a South Pacific garbage strip made of plastic that does not degrade but breaks down into tiny pieces.
There are now five of these plates spinning in the North Atlantic, Atlantic and Indian oceans.
This is all due to our addiction to plastic.
According to National Geographic, a new study shows that humans had produced six by 2015.
3 billion metric tons of plastic waste.
Only 9% of them were recovered, 12% were burned, and 79% were disposed of in landfill sites and natural environments.
At our rate, it is estimated that there will be 12 billion tons of plastic waste by 2050.
In the past few decades, the ocean has contained a large amount of toxic substances, as well as dangerous toxins such as lead, cadmium and mercury contained in some plastics that take thousands of years to rot.
It is not surprising that when fish and other marine organisms consume plastic debris and think it is plankton, these toxins and other toxins have entered our seafood chain.
As I pointed out in my column of January 11, 2017, if we eat plastic instead of fish, no one can blame us except ourselves.
Back to the chin-
News about how plastic chemicals trigger fat cells in our bodies has been widely reported in Western media, but not locally, a finding by researchers at Duke University in North Carolina, United States.
Through their experiments, they found indoor dust containing endocrine substances --
Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs)
It causes cells to accumulate more fat.
Among the most common EDCs, there are diphenol A and neighboring benzene ester, which are synthetic compounds used to make many plastics.
Other EDCs include pesticides, flame retardant, cosmetics, food packaging and household cleaning products.
Duke University's findings, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, suggest that exposure to this EDCs increases the risk of cancer, infertility, and child development disorders.
Scientists collected indoor dust from 11 families.
They then applied the dust to the mouse cells.
Seven of the 11 samples triggered cell maturation and accumulated fat associated with obesity-trisorbate.
Nine of these fat cells were also split into larger clusters.
This study focuses on how home contaminants affect the metabolism of humans, especially in children.
We can absorb, breathe and absorb indoor dust through the skin.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, American children "consume" about 50 mg of house dust per day.
But at Duke University
Breakthrough research has shown that only three micrograms have obvious effects, and EDCs can lead to weight gain after exposure to young children, which is now known as "the original of obesity ".
"We were most surprised that we thought the low concentration would have an impact," Dr. Christopher Kassotis, who led the study, was cited in several news reports.
Diphenol A and neighboring benzene ester are chemicals that act as Adhesives. they can be transparent hard plastic like baby bottles or soft flexible plastic like baby pacifiers.
This is a weak analog of female sex hormone estrogen associated with male infertility.
According to The Daily Telegraph, on June, the European Chemicals Authority voted unanimously to pass the world's best double phenol.
Sell chemicals as a threat to human health.
This may cause it to be banned or restricted in the EU soon.
There is growing scientific evidence that EDCs are dangerous for humans, but we are surrounded by them.
Now we know that even trace substances found in dust are harmful.
So not only do we eat plastic toxins in seafood, we are still breathing and absorbing them in the dust at home.
What can we do to reduce risk?
Yes, you should diligently clean your house in a damp way, but it is clear that what humans have to do is to get themselves out of the shackles of plastic, especially bottles, or even plastic straws, usually only a few minutes before being discarded.
What Selina Denman wrote in an article across the country, I was deeply touched.
AE regarding the Canadian Robert bezzo who lives in Panama, his mission is to build a house using plastic bottles: "plastic bottles pile up on the original beaches;
Birds buried in plastic bags;
The belly of turtles and seals is filled with plastic debris.
"The damage caused by plastic waste is well documented and the images of the damage are so common that we are almost immune to them.
"These numbers have hardly caused any reaction either, although there are an astonishing 1 million plastic bottles purchased every minute in the world, and by 2021 this number will jump to a half trillion.
"If we don't stop our plastic addiction, Bezeau gives this terrible warning on his website.
Plastic Bottle Village
Com: "The Stone Age, the Ice Age, The Plastic Age-The dinosaurs are extinct by meteors and the humans will be extinct by plastic.
If we kill the fish, we kill ourselves.
Change the world without changing the Earth.
"There is a government ban here that Auntie will wholeheartedly support: water in plastic bottles at restaurants, meetings and meetings.
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