Baby Bottles Leaching Microplastics

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The results of new scientific lab testing reveal that high levels of microplastic particles are released from baby bottles during formula preparation.  That means that infants and young children may ingest unwanted microplastics along with their formula.

Study findings overview

The research team tested 10 baby bottles that account for nearly 7 out of 10 bottles used around the world to feed infants, and found that heat was closely tied to the release of particles.

The hotter the liquid inside a baby bottle, the more microplastics are released.

Bottles made of polypropylene plastic released up to 16.2 million microplastic particles per liter of liquid when sterilized and then exposed to warm 158-degree Fahrenheit water.  Warmer water at 203 degrees Fahrenheit caused an even greater release of microplastic particles, as much as 55 million particles per liter.

“The number of detected microplastic particles appears very high. However, we…

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Eye Health Threatened by Toxic Chemicals in the Air

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We have published numerous articles over the years reporting on scientific studies linking serious health problems to toxic chemicals in air pollution.  Adverse health reactions to air pollution include neurological disorders including Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain/obesity, allergies, asthma, COPD and other breathing-related conditions, autism, lowered IQ, cognitive impairment and language delays in children and adolescents, memory problems and cancer, to name a few.  But there is another potentially serious reaction humans can have when exposed to toxins in the air:  threats to eye health and vision. 

Toxic chemicals in the air

Toxins in air pollution can occur in the greater outdoor environment (from vehicle traffic/exhaust, roadwork, industrial sites, construction sites, fracking sites, pesticide/herbicide use, fires, dirt roads and the like), from business indoor environments (such as toxic chemicals leaching from carpeting and other flooring, building…

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