Phthalates in Plastics danger to us and our children
edited: Saturday, August 16, 2014
By kj Force
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Thursday, February 06, 2014
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Sometimes we experience change without notice...It is a different World out there today...do you know the risks ?
What affects are chemicals having on our chidren ?
" Working our way to a better and healthier future ".....
Everyone should be aware of potential dangers of Phthalates...
I was doing some medical research the other day and came upon a health issue, although many have not ever heard of this issue ,I feel everyone, especially parents should be aware … this is only one of many that exist and it will change the future of our children….
I felt it needed to be shared...
Just recently it caught the attention of the media and investigative reporters are covering the subject.
Yet some still choose to call it
" untrue "..
You be the judge..and decide for yourself....
Phthalates…known as " esters " are substances added to plastics to increase flexibility , and is found in PVC piping which is used in most home these days, replacing metal piping ,such as copper. It is cheaper and outlasts the metal piping of yesteryear, and you will see it is found in many products that our children come in contact with on a daily basis .
What effect does this have on our drinking water/cooking and bathing of our bodies, especially the children ?
Research and indepth testing has found Phthalates disrupts the working of the endocrine/hormone system , thus introducing the onset of many new disorders and health issues . It is found in multiple materials which we and our children are exposed to daily… toys, teething rings , school supplies, backpacks, vinyl flooring, wall covering, detergents, food packaging, cosmetics such as nail polish, hair spray, soaps, shampoos ,skin moisturizers , perfume , mosquito repellants , backpacks, blood bags/tubing.... We are being bombarded.
Recent studies by Dr. Shanna Swan , an epidemiologist at the University of Rochester Medical School compared levels of Phthalates in pregnant women regarding the health of baby boys they gave birth to. The higher the level of Phthalates , the greater the problems occurred in young boys. This evidence was found in several subtle ways discovered by Pediatric urologist Dr. Howard Snyder from Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, his finding showed an alarming increase of deformed sex organs in male babies.This disorder known as “ hypospadias” causes problems with urination, sperm count and lowers the testosterone levels in adult males, 30-40 years ago statistics showed I out of 300 live birth males, whereas today 1 out of 100 ! and remember they’re in the IV bags and tubing used on premature babies…so again children are being exposed from day one……thus causing health issues into adulthood.
The Medical profession is becoming aware of this danger and is now addressing the issue and warning the public to.. 20/20 did an investigative report and On September 26,2012 Channel 6 News in Orlando Florida had media coverage on this matter... Remember " Knowledge is Power "....
Make 2013 the year to start taking responsibility for the " future of our Children " and be sure to start checking labels of products you buy for yourself and family. It has been reported Phthalates is NOT used in plastic bottles of water or soda…..
We need to step up and take notice..There are many changes going on in the food industry, healthcare , education, etc that we are not aware of due to the fact that the public is not always privy to the information...and yet when it does surface, we question
" when and how did that happen "..we need to take charge and change everything...
there's already genetically engineered apples, corn, tomatoes just to name a few .
Watch for further articles on genetically engineered fruits, vegetables and other products.
* I look forward to comments on your opinions...
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|Reviewed by kj Force
|Ron Hull..Thank you for reading and commenting on my article.
I wrote this article regarding " esters" just to give a heads up, so people are aware and can make decisions accordingly.
Appreciated your taking time to input..
|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|There can be an overreaction to some of these medical scares. One example is mold. Molds have been common throughout history, but it is only recently that they have suddenly become deadly and dangerous. I believe it's because children are not allowed to play in the dirt like I was and crawl into culverts, barns, and chicken coops. When we are at the crawling stage, when our immune system is developing, we need to "get dirty" so that when we are older we are not allergic to the very things that our environment is made up of. For example, I am not allergic to any of the usual suspects, including poison ivy
Gases from plastics may be harmful, but I doubt if PVC plumbing is a culprit.