A sample of 72 commonly consumed foods including pizza, meats and beverages from supermarkets in Albany, N.Y., were purchased and tested for the presence of phthalates. Researchers detected some level of phthalate in every food product they sampled.
Phthalates have been linked to breast cancer and endocrine disruption*.
Easy changes to avoid plastics: Avoid processed foods and ready meals. Avoid processed foods that require cooking their plastic. Eat more raw foods and cook from scratch/fresh ingredients in glass or ceramic cookware. Buy cosmetics and bathroom products containing natural ingredients in glass bottles. Grow your own fruits and vegetables and/or buy from stores/markets/farmer's markets that offer produce without plastic packaging. Make one change each week to achieve a plastic free goal.
Image : Choose produce without plastic packaging.
Important Notes: Date: March 7, 2013 Source: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/Sciencedaily.com. *Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phthalate. Information on UK Raw Health is the opinion of the writer and/or other individuals mentioned. Information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or provide education. Statements have not been evaluated or approved by any regulatory bodies. Before making any changes to diet, regime and/or lifestyle consult your doctor.