Negative effects of plastic on human health
There are many chemicals that are added during production of plastic. Though all the health hazards are not yet known, plastic can be a cause for many hazards in humans. Today, while we cannot escape exposure to plastic, it poses a threat to all of us
A study published by Australian scientist in July 2017, had investigated some chemicals commonly found in plastics. They demonstrated a link between higher levels of these chemicals in urine and increases in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and hypertension in men.
Through bio-monitoring, chemicals in plastics, such as BPA, and phthalates, have been identified in the human population. Some of the chemicals used in plastic production can cause dermatitis upon contact with human skin.
BPA is an endocrine disruptor. BPA can behave in a similar way to estrogen and other hormones in the human body.
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