Eight Different Plasticizers Found in 90% of People

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  • Recent data from Norway show 90% of people tested had at least eight different plasticizers in their body, and most tested positive for BPA, triclosan and parabens
  • Plasticizers are used in food packaging and personal care products but are loosely bound so they can easily leak; studies show ingestion of plastic materials can start in infancy
  • Health issues associated with plastic ingestion are related to their powerful hormone disruption capacity and include feminization of males, miscarriage, infertility and low levels of vitamin D
  • Consider taking steps to minimize your exposure such as avoiding plastic wrap and containers, frequently dusting and vacuuming, using reusable grocery bags and eating mostly fresh, raw whole foods

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