Doctors warn parents about eating food from plastic containers

Some approved additives in plastic containers can actually be harmful

We’ve been seeing warnings about harmful chemicals in plastic for quite some time now. For example, it’s not good for you to drink from the same plastic bottle for an extended period of time. That’s because the plasticisers from the plastic end up in your beverage and that causes you to ingest harmful chemicals. The chemicals and additives in plastic containers can pose a threat to the health and development of children especially. That’s why you should beware of the following additives.

Even approved additives can be harmful.

Plastic

You get a whole lot of (unwanted) advice when you’re a parent. You have to think not only about your own health but especially about your child’s health. Due to countless studies we now know that we shouldn’t use plastic bottles, cups or food containers that contain BPA. BPA is a harmful chemical that can make you sick if you come into contact with it a lot. However, there are many more chemicals and additives that are bad for your health and that can inhibit the growth and development of your children.

Research

A new study conducted by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that some of the chemicals in food colourings, preservatives and packaging materials can be harmful to the health of your child. This especially concerns the hormones, growth and development of a child. This study even states that childhood obesity can be caused by harmful chemicals in plastic. That’s why it’s better to go for containers made of glass or bamboo.

Go to the next page to find out which chemicals you should watch out for!

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