Ten Simple Ways To Avoid Exposure To Plastics
- August 24, 2018
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Glass or Ceramic are alternatives to plastic packaging whenever possible. Bring your own containers to shop and for take-out. Store food and water in glass or ceramic containers, or in safer plastics like HDPE, LDPE or PP.
Fresh or Frozen :
Choose fresh or frozen foods in glass containers or bottles. The coating on the inside of metal cans contains bisphenol A, so minimize use of canned foods and drinks.
Be Cool :
If you do use plastic water bottles, do not use them for warm or hot liquids. And replace them when they get scratched, cracked, or cloudy. The thin PETE Plastic and HDPE water bottles are designed for single use. This is one time that reuse isn’t a good idea.
Microwave foods in glass or ceramic containers that are free of metallic paint. Use paper towels to cover food.
Breast is Best:
When you aren’t able to breastfeed, use glass baby bottles.
Zip the Sip:
When your baby graduates to sippy cups and plastic dishes, use wares made from HDPE, LDPE, or PP plastics. Some children are able to skip the sippy stage completely. Experiment.
Clean plastics gently. Avoid harsh detergents or abrasive cleaners that can abrade or etch plastics.
Use fragrance-free products for laundry, cleaning, personal care, and air fresheners. These contain phthalates. Even fragrance-free products may contain so-called masking fragrances; read the label.
Nix the PVC and Avoid PVC:
Use phthalate-free medical supplies where available. Avoid vinyl toys and clothing, which also contain phthalate. PVCs contribute toxic dioxins to the environment in the manufacturing process and after disposal.
The Bottom line is plastics HDPE, LDPE and PP are safer. Avoid PVC as it contains phthalates), PS in which leached styrene is a neurotoxin and OTHER as it contains bisphenol A except new bio-based plastics labeled as such. There are a few studies that indicate caution about (PETE); avoid it for now.
About the Doctor:
Dr Saxena is the founder and director of Dr Saxena Integrative Medicine Pvt Ltd, recognized by the DIPP Government of India. It is popular for developing a plan for the transformation of health care in the India, which includes strategies for developing effective and affordable care for all Indians.
Dr. Saxena considers each patient to be unique, and seeks to combine treatment methods in both conventional and biological medicine to formulate protocols that are best suited to the individual patient. He has practiced holistic and integrative medicine for over fifteen years, and worked for over ten years as a Board-Certified specialist in Clinical Metal Toxicologist.
Over the years, Dr. Saxena has helped people with chronic health problems using latest advances in complementary & integrative medicine, which emphasizes science based natural therapies in place of surgery & prescription medications. With vast experience in the field of Radiology (interventional), he has done extensive work in AUTISM & Vaccine safety. He adopted chronic disease management programs using novel treatment procedures like detoxification, metabolic weight loss, nontoxic cancer therapies (immune modulation, nutraceuticals), external counter-pulsation (non-surgical bypass), Ozone & HYPERBARICS therapy for addressing various ailments. The essence of his practice is balancing the physiology and biochemistry at the cellular level by removing toxicity and & correcting oxygen levels.
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