What About Plastics? Why Using Only 2, 4 and 5 is Not Enough

Topics: Clinical Research, Drug Food Safety, Hormones, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity and Weight Loss, Wellness and Health
Water from a glass without plastics

A little estrogen in the wrong place (like around your waist, or in your food) can drop your other hormone levels, warp your reproductive system, and ruin your whole day.

It’s a healthy living fact that’s little discussed, but for those with canary-in-the-coal-mine immune systems, or who just want to lose a few pounds, it’s important.  And this isn’t just a health article for kids, and their development: adults can be affected.

It used to be that your could use plastics 2, 4 and 5, and avoid the other numbers on the bottom of bottles, containers and cups, and feel good about dropping your BPA level.  But the stuff that BPA is replace with may be even worse.

BPA-free bottles came from consumer demand, but the hard plastic alternatives commonly in use, PETG and PES, are just as or more estrogenic.

To add insult to injury, a recent comprehensive peer-reviewed academic of  over 500 plastics of all numbers, even the “microwave safe” plastics, showed that they all leach into food.  This includes food plastic wraps and plastic bags.  

Ceramics, anyone?

As in REFUEL, the rule is No Hot Plastics.  For men and women both, we might want to add: don’t put them in the dishwasher, don’t add hot liquids or vegetables or soups to them, and re-do your food storage.

And don’t let your water bottles get hot: try this Ello Pure 20-oz Glass Water Bottle with Silicone Sleeve, filled with water you’ve filtered yourself: a reverse osmosis system is convenient, easy to install and reasonably priced: see this CUNO Water Factory SQC 3 HF Reverse Osmosis System.