There are so many studies that have been published that show the dangers of plastics - but they rarely make the headlines. Plastic is so ubiquitous and impossible to avoid, that it can feel maddening to try and avoid it! If this were another material or substance that were easier to avoid, it might make bigger headlines when another study confirms its' toxicity.
I thought I'd collect and post the most recent studies showing the dangers of endocrine disruptors like plastics on our bodies -
Ultimately, this is why we founded Tabor Place, and continue to work towards bringing more products that are free from plastics to our kids.
It's our mission to keep making it easy to avoid plastics altogether in products for our kids - to be smart and keep it simple =)
There are at least three good reasons to learn about endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs):
- EDCs can harm every organ in your body. This danger starts in the womb and can be particularly dangerous to the developing fetus, infants, and children.
- EDCs are everywhere. In food, toys, cosmetics, medicines, and plastics as well as throughout the environment. You and I are even likely to have EDCs in our bodies.
- Science and regulatory protection from EDCs don't always match. While scientific evidence linking EDCs to health effects is strong, regulations have not always kept up with the latest endocrine science, which continues to give us more insight. It just isn't safe to assume you are protected from all the dangers of EDCs.
Christopher D Kassotis, Laura N Vandenberg, Barbara A Demeneix, Miquel Porta, Remy Slama, and Leonardo Trasande
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) substantially cost society as a result of increases in disease and disability but—unlike other toxicant classes such as carcinogens—have yet to be codified into regulations as a hazard category.
The Types of Plastics Families Should Avoid - If it seems like plastic is everywhere, that’s because it is. But there are easy ways to limit your exposure.