Make One Change Dec 2018: Refuse to Drink from Plastic

December’s change was all about watching where we consume our fluids – specifically to refuse to drink from plastic, in ANY form! The reasons for this are outlined below.

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A study completed in China in 2013* where they measured the presence of 3 major chemicals in children's urine, including BPA. They found that using a ceramic cup significantly reduced the levels found in their urine, which is meaningful because of the harmful effects of these chemicals… 4-Nonylphenol What is it: https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/4-nonylphenol Why we don't want to eat it: https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/a?dbs+hsdb:@term+@DOCNO+5359 (in a nutshell, it appears to increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal diseases). BPA What is it & why we don't want to eat it: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/221205.php (in a nutshell, it can mess with your hormones and contribute to hormone related disease, and infertility). Triclosan What is it: https://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm205999.htm Read about the health and environmental effects here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles (in a nutshell, apart from toxic pollution, it messes with your hormones and your immune responses). No-one chooses to be sick and infertile by their drinking container choices, except unconsciously. #makeonechangenov18 *full article: https://www.dropbox.com/s/20hx9e7enziakiz/4-Nonylphenolbisphenol-AandtriclosanlevelsinhumanurineofchildrenandstudentsinChinaandtheeffectsofdrinkingthesebottledmaterialsonthelevels.pdf?dl=0

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