The world is full of plastics and their chemical constituents. They are in the water, in the ground and in the air. They are even in you. You take them in, breathe them in and even lift them up by skin contact.
Granted, you're pissing off many of them. They even shit out a lot of them. A recent study by researchers at the Medical University of Vienna found that the average person had 20 plastic particles per 10 grams of stool (1).
If this stays that way, we'll soon be more Buzz Lightyear as a Human Being. Our shit will be made in colorful, ready-to-use paperweights and doorstops that last a thousand years.
The problem is that some of these plastics could have serious health consequences. Animal studies show that chemicals contained in plastic affect the reproductive organs by mimicking estrogen. They shrink the testicles, causing germ cells to degenerate and spoil hormonal feedback systems. Some human studies have also shown a feminization of male offspring.
And although the research is inconclusive, it only makes sense that they could also contribute to breast, prostate or testicular cancer and possibly human health in general in a number of people. They even act as obesogens ̵
However, it may be a relatively easy way to rid the body of some of these stored chemicals, and these are not ridiculous detox plans or formulas.
No, not in my underwear!
One of the most important chemical components of plastic is a group of chemicals known as phthalates. They are used as plasticizers or substances that are added to plastics to make them more flexible, more transparent or increase their life.
Developed in the 1920s, phthalates are used in paints, fragrances, nail polishes, medical devices and PVC, food and beverage packaging, soft plastic toys, vinyl floor tiles, shower curtains, imitation leather, tote bags and pharmaceuticals.
They are even in our shorts and panties (although Victoria's Secret has decided to make sure gorgeous goods were phthalate-free from 2013). If you are a type, your Schlong will probably be chemically processed as a Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage.
Unfortunately, these phthalates are generally responsible for many of the endocrine disrupting effects of plastics.
In an Effort To find out if and how the body gets rid of phthalates, researchers at the University of Alberta recruited 20 subjects (10 of whom were healthy and 10 had various health problems) and collected blood, urine and blood from each of them Sweat (2).
All subjects had MEHP (mono (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate) and DBP (dibutyl phthalate) in their blood, sweat and urine samples, although the concentration of the compound was twice as high as it was in urine samples.
In some individuals, another type of phthalate, DEHP (di (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate), was found in sweat, but not in serum (blood). This was a big surprise, as it was previously thought that DEHP would be broken down into several metabolites and excreted. It was assumed that any toxicity was caused by repeated or chronic exposure, but the current study has shown that the body retains and accumulates phthalates, at least DEHP.
Use of this information
Since so much phthalate found in sweat, the researchers suspected
[…] […] various persistent pollutants can be excreted by induced dermal depuration (the process of clearing impurities), for example, sauna therapy, Steam bath use or movement in heated rooms quarters.
They also suggested that calorie reduction diets mobilize phthalates from the adipose tissue to the skin and that diets could be used synergistically with sweating to facilitate phthalate elimination.
If you're reading this, you may already be exercising, well Maybe, just maybe, you already sweat enough to get rid of phthalates on a regular basis Considering that most public gyms are cooled within a centimeter of the life of an Eskimo, you may need to band a little to get some form of exercise Probably you are working very well to get rid of accumulated phthalates, but you should be able to stand naked with a bunch of Russian gangsters.
Alternatively, you could try to protect yourself from phthalates Some things you can do:
- Pay attention Canned phthalates with food. Consider buying canned goods from phthalate-free companies like Trader Joe's, Wild Planet, Eden Foods and Amy's Kitchen.
- Avoid the use of pesticides in your garden.
- Take off your shoes when you go to the door so you do not. Keep track of pesticides and other chemicals in your home.
- Clean and clean surfaces frequently. Wipe the floor regularly. (And do not let Junior crawl on the floor.)
- Avoid air fresheners, softeners, and personal care products that contain phthalates.
- Do not buy non-stick cookware. Choose cast iron or stainless steel.
- Do not eat microwave popcorn (the food is suspicious).
- Do not store food in plastic containers. Use glass instead.
- Do not eat foods that are packed in plastic.
- Try to buy organic food.
- Do not buy toys made with phthalates. Look for words like vinyl or PVC and recycling code # 3. Look for a plastic-like odor.
- Avoid stain and water protection on furniture and carpets.
- Use natural cleaning products in your home.
Never do this with your bottled water
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- Philipp Schwabl, M.D., Researcher, Medical University of Vienna; Kenneth Spaeth, M.D., Chief, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Northwell Health, Great Neck, N.Y .; Arun Swaminath, M.D., Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, October 22, 2018, Presentation, United European Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, Vienna; October 17, 2018, National Geographic.
- Stephen J. Genuis, 1st, Sanjay Beesoon, 2nd Rebecca A. Lobo, 3rd and Detlef Birkholz 4. "Elimination of human phthalate compounds: blood, urine, and sweat (BUS)" study, "Scientific World Journal 2012.