Safe plastic in not safe

Poison-PlasticFR: Les plastiques sans bisphénol-A sont censés être des alternatives saines. Or des chercheurs ont récemment démontré que ces nouveaux plastiques ‘sans-danger’ ne sont pas inoffensif du tout. Ils accroissent la résistance à l’insuline (précurseur d’un diabète type 2) et augmentent la pression artérielle chez les enfants.

Limitez au maximum tout contact de votre alimentation/boisson avec du plastique, n’importe lequel. Et surtout évitez tout contact entre du plastique et un aliment/boisson chaud; la chaleur cause une migration plus intense et rapide des composants du plastique dans l’aliment.

NL: Plastieken zonder bisfenol-A wordt verondersteld gezonde alternatieven te zijn. Maar onderzoekers hebben onlangs aangetoond dat deze nieuwe ‘gezonde’ kunststoffen niet ongevaarlijk zijn. Ze verhogen insulineresistentie (een voorloper van type 2 diabetes) en de bloeddruk bij kinderen.

Beperk zoveel mogelijk contact tussen voedsel/drank en eender welk plastiek. Tracht vooral contact te vermijden wanneer het voedsel/drank heet is; de warmte veroorzaakt een intense en snellere migratie van componenten van de plastiek in de voeding/drank.

Two chemicals commonly used in products such as plastic wrap are linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure and other health problems in children and teens, according to new research.

The two chemicals — diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) — were introduced into consumer products as replacements for another similar chemical that had been shown to have detrimental effects on people’s health. All of these chemicals belong to a group called phthalates, which are commonly used as plasticizers.

The two “safer” chemicals are currently used in the manufacturing of plastic wrap, soap, cosmetics and food containers, the researchers said.

“Our research adds to growing concerns that environmental chemicals might be independent contributors to insulin resistance, elevated blood pressure and other metabolic disorders,” study author Dr. Leonardo Trasande, a professor at NYU Langone Medical Center, said in a statement. Insulin resistance is a condition in which people’s body cells stop responding to the hormone insulin, leading to higher levels of blood sugar.

Source: http://www.livescience.com/51494-safer-plastics-phthalates-health-problems.html

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