Plastic Causes Cancer or not?
Plastic Causes Cancer or not?? Let’s talk about Plastic first. Plastics are everywhere. Plastics are very useful for consumer as well as producer and shopkeeper today. Plastic polythenes are used for wrapping the product. It is also very advantageous to manufacturer.
Plastic where is useful to us, it also creates risk as well. There are 3 types of Polythenes which have toxic chemicals, when heated:
1. Polycarbonate: We generally use it for plastic lenses, in medical appliances, protective gear, greenhouses, Digital Disks (CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray).
2. Polystyrene: We generally use it in a variety of consumer product applications. It is also useful for commercial packaging.
3. Polyvinyl Chloride: It is used in clothing, upholstery, electrical cable insulation, and other products instead of rubber.
Some people claimed that the chemicals in plastic drain the food or drink we consume, which plastic causes cancer. Here are some Drawbacks and Welfare regarding chemicals found in Plastic, are these good or bad for you??
1. Bisphenol A (BPA)
BPA can drain into food and is believed to damage the endocrine system, leading to potential reproductive and experimental issues. In fact, in a recent research by the Center for Disease Control, they found some of their population had BPA in their bodies, while women and children having more.
While further research is necessary, we can diminish our submission to BPA by restricting our use of plastics and metal food containers.
Some thermal paper receipts include BPA as an element of the heat sensitive covering that allows for inkless printing. This paper technology provides valid, speedy, authentic and cost-effective printing.
Plastics and polymeric covering made of BPA called Epoxy resins for food wrapping and storage that are necessary to upgrade the safety of our food supply and grant to healthy, modern life styles.
BPA is used to make some crucial components of many medical devices. Health care provider relies on medical devices are examples of BPA.
Electronics items as like circuit board, television and smartphones as well as parts of car are also examples of BPA. It improves the safety and quality of products.
Phthalates are the chemicals found in Polyvinyl Chloride, which can damage endocrine system. Phthalate exposure linked to early puberty in girls, greater risk for breast cancer.
Phthalates are additives that are mostly used in plastics and other materials, especially to make them soft and flexible. They are used in industries as well as in medical and consumer products.
Inks, paints and adhesives, include nail polish, perfumes and lubricants are its examples.
3. Vinyl Chloride
Vinyl Chloride is a colorless gas, which burns easily. Vinyl chloride is produced as an ignition product in tobacco smoke.Vinyl chloride exposure relates to an increased risk of a unusual form of liver cancer, lung cancers and leukemia.
It increases death from breast cancer among workers involved in its manufacture.
Vinyl chloride is the world’s most adaptable plastic, which is safe, adaptable, durable and efficient products to keep them safe more than 50 years.
It makes building and construction, drinking and wastewater pipes, window frames, flooring and roofing foils, wall coverings, cables etc.
It can be cut easily, shaped and welded as well, lightweight, fire-resistant.
Styrene is found in light food trays, egg cartons, disposable bowls and cups, containers and non-transparent plastic cutlery. It is colorless liquid that vaporizes easily and has a sweet smell. Rubber, plastic, fiberglass, pipes, automobile parts, and food containers are the examples of Styrene.
Styrene-based products have unique features of durability, high performance, simplicity of production, and economy.
They provide magnificent hygiene, sanitation, and safety benefits.
Facts: After a complete review of scientific evidence from many studies, the researchers concluded that “BPA is not a substance which causes cancer.
Research prospecting cancer effects seen in some rats and mice from high doses of some phthalates, and whether those effects are applicable to humans, or are caused by biological mechanisms that do not occur in human beings.
Research says that Styrene May be a substance causes Cancer but not Cause a risk to human lives at a higher rate.
What should we do:
1. Go to a shop, where you can buy fresh produce or meat wrapped in paper instead of plastics.
2. Use Aluminium Foil Paper to wrap food instead of Plastic Foil Paper.
3. Bring your own bag, while you go to shop. By bringing your own bags, you can save 400-600 plastic bags every year.
4. Replace plastic water bottles, bowls, containers or cups with wooden, cloth or stainless steel products.