Avoid Using Plastic Plates And Glasses, Harmful Effects They Can Have On Your Health

Using plastics bottles and plates? You need to stop and read this first.

Written by Satata Karmakar | Updated : October 4, 2021 8:38 PM IST

Ditch The Plastics Today!

It’s been more than a year now the world is in the grip of deadly coronavirus. The virus outbreak has altered the way we view health and wellness. These days, the focus is on the right food, proper nutrition, and immunity-boosting. The pandemic has forced everyone to pause, rethink and have a holistic approach when it comes to overall health. So, what comes to your mind when we say maintaining a healthy lifestyle? diet, isn’t it? But, did you know not just what you eat, it is also important to be mindful of what you eat from and ensure your cooking, consumption, and storage utensils are safe, sustainable, and eco-friendly.

How To Reduce The Use Of Plastic

Now that you already know that plastics are bad for your health. Here’s how we can avoid the use of plastic — ditch plastic bottles and start using stainless steal or glass bottles, use non-plastic straws, replace your plastic containers and jars in the kitchen with glass jars. Also Read - Health Hazards: Effects of Combining Heat Styling and Hair Products

Diseases That Plastics Can Lead To

Apart from cancer and congenital disabilities, humans can also develop some other serious health conditions because of plastic. These are — Asthma, liver disorder, pulmonary cancer, kidney diseases, nerve damage, etc.

Plastic Contains Harmful Chemicals

Plastics are made up of chemicals that are detrimental to the human body. Some of the harmful chemicals that are there in plastics are — lead, cadmium, and mercury. These harmful chemicals can lead to some of the chronic health diseases such as — cancers, congenital disabilities, immune system problems, and childhood development issues.