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Cut your plastics use to avoid these 5 surprising health causes

We live in the times that plastics are everywhere and it’s pretty impossible to avoid getting exposed to them. Our bodies can handle some amounts but it’s unclear what’s the limit when they start causing severe health problems and what’s the role of micro plastics in the the case of a chronic illness.

In what ways microplastics cause health risks?

  1. They can absorb and concentrate toxic chemicals from the environment. When we ingest or inhale these, the chemicals can be released into the body.
  2. In lab tests, microplastics have been shown to cause damage to human cells, including allergic reactions and cell death. Additionally, their small size allows them to penetrate tissues and organs, potentially causing inflammation and other adverse effects.
  3. Microplastics contain chemical additives that can disrupt the endocrine system, leading to hormonal imbalances and reproductive issues like infertility. Today about 1 out of 6 people are infertile. 
  4. Microplastics can harbor harmful microorganisms and pathogens, posing a risk of infection when consumed.
  5. Micro plastics have even been linked to heart attack. Inflammation, arterial plaque and a reduced blood flow to the heart make a dangerous cocktail that can lead to heart attack.

Microplastics enter our bodies through many channels

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that originate from the breakdown of larger plastic debris and the manufacturing of commercial products. Due to their small size, microplastics are widespread in the environment, found in oceans, rivers, soil and even air.

As you can see, it’s quite challenging to escape micro plastics completely. However, there are ways to reduce your exposure to them and also make your body more efficient in getting rid of them.