The Burden of Plastic Exposures

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The Burden of Plastic Exposures

A new study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society aims to quantify the disease burden which can be linked with plastics exposure. The figure published is a staggering $250 billion in 2018 alone!

Plastics contain chemicals which are called Endocrine Disruptors. The interfere with the functioning of our hormone. The study’s lead author (Dr. Trasande) comments: “The diseases due to plastics run the entire life course from preterm birth to obesity, heart disease, and cancers.”

Plastics affect us most when they are heated and when they come into contact with acidic foods.

If you haven’t already: Trade in your tupperware containers and water bottles for glass, ceramic, stainless steel, or silicone.

These are relatively simple switches which can make a tremendous positive impact on our health and that of our children.

Dr. Leat Kuzniar ND
Dr. Leat Kuzniar ND
drkuzniar@njnaturopath.com

Dr. Kuzniar is a board member of the New Jersey Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is also a member of the Gastroenterology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She currently holds a State of Vermont Naturopathic Physician license (as New Jersey does not yet offer licensing for Naturopathic doctors).