San Francisco Becomes First City To Ban The Sale Of Plastic Bottles
Nowadays, the plastic pollution is one of the biggest environmental burdens.
Statistics say that annually, we throw away enough plastic to circle the globe 4 times. Also, it has been shown that 50% of the plastic is thrown after the first use.
Newest studies suggest that the consumption of water and food in plastic bottles and packages is extremely detrimental to health, as plastic contains various harmful chemicals that leech in the water or food, and are thus entered in the human body.
One of the most harmful compounds in plastic is bisphenol A or BPA. The exposure to this toxin during pregnancy has been found to lead to low birth weight in newborn children.
This chemical has been initially used in the process of manufacturing of everyday plastics like helmets, food containers, goggles, paper receipts, and the coating of metal tins and cans for food. Due to all this, apparently, all people contain it at some level in the blood.
Moreover, this substance has been proven to have disastrous effects on the endocrine system, through the thyroid gland. Moreover, it also leads to obesity and affects the behavioral and brain development in children.
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