12 Jan Plastic concerns
You probably already know that some plastics are a health hazard in particularly PVC (3), polystyrene (6) and polycarbonate (7) because they contain hormone disrupting chemicals which are thought to be contributing to early puberty, diabetes, obesity, heart disease as well as cancer of the breast and testicles. Recent research is indicating that some of the BPA free plastic could be more harmful than BPA! Many of these ‘new’ plastics such as PES (polyethylsulfone) contain BPS (Bisphenol S) and BPF which have been shown to be stronger on their impact on the body than BPA. My solution: use glass, ceramics, pyrex and stainless steel to store your food and beveriges in. Here is my interview on The Circle to shed some light on the issue. For further reading on plastics click here.