Thursday, 6 March 2014

Health News : Food packaging chemicals may be harmful to human health over long term

ScienceDaily reports : The synthetic chemicals used in the packaging, storage, and processing of foodstuffs might be harmful to human health over the long term, warn environmental scientists.

This is because most of these substances are not inert and can leach into the foods we eat, they say. Despite the fact that some of these chemicals are regulated, people who eat packaged or processed foods are likely to be chronically exposed to low levels of these substances throughout their lives. 

And far too little is known about their long term impact.

Read the full ScienceDaily article : click here

UKRawHealth Comments
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 : Wrap/buy your fats and proteins in non-plastic packaging.

Source: Date:  February 19, 2014   Source:  BMJ-British Medical Journal/ 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.

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