The plastic plague: Hormone-disrupting chemicals in everyday things like water bottles DO cause cancer, diabetes, ADHD and autism – and cost US $340 BILLION a year Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are in thousands of products Products range from plastic water bottles to cheap toys and cosmetics Study warns they cause neurological damage and behavioral problems Exposure[…]
Exposure to Chemicals in Plastic Depending on where you live and work, you’re likely to be exposed to many plastic products every day. Food and beverage containers, some disposable plates, and toiletry bottles are all plastic and all are made from chemicals. Research suggests that all plastics may leach chemicals if they’re scratched or heated.[…]
CNN)Your “BPA-free” plastic product may be no safer than the product it replaced, says a new UCLA study that analyzed the impact of a common BPA alternative on zebra fish embryos. The study joins a small but growing group of similar research sounding the alarm about so called “BPA-free” alternatives. “Our findings are frightening and[…]
According to new research, drinking from plastic refillable water bottle can be “many times worse than licking your dog’s toy” in terms of the amount of bacteria it will bring you into contact with. The website Treadmill Reviews commissioned EmLab P&K to test 12 water bottles of four different types – screw-top, slide-top, squeeze-top, and[…]
After years of campaigning, health advocates finally convinced many household product manufacturers to remove the chemical Bisphenol A, known as BPA, from items like receipts, plastic bottles and the lining of tin cans. And as a result, it’s not hard to find products labeled “BPA-free.” But it turns out the chemicals used to replace BPA[…]
There is so much data available online that it can blur your mind and bore you senseless. We are asked regularly ‘Why are plastic water bottles so bad?’. Here is our very succinct 3 pronged response: 3 straight-forward, risk free reasons to ditch plastic water bottles, please read the list of bullet points below.
We have produced as much plastic in the last decade than in the last century. We produce 225 million tonnes of plastic a year. It is estimated that 10% of all plastic ends up in the sea, which according to the United Nations, equates to 6.4 million metric tonnes currently existing in our oceans. 100,000[…]
We have thought long and hard about whether to supply our new Quench cap with straws or not. From our research we found that most users prefer to use the caps without straws which means the straw gets tossed in the trash and adds to the massive plastic problem in landfill and oceans. Single use straws[…]