Plasticizers

Plasticizers

By Stephanie Seferian

By the time you open, say, a container of yogurt, the food has taken a looong journey to reach your spoon. And at each step, there's the chance that a little something extra has snuck in. Consumer Reports tested supermarket staples and found high levels of bisphenols and phthalates — also known as plasticizers — within. The bad news? Scientists believe there's no safe level of plasticizers on human health. On todays show Dr. James Rogers breaks down everything you need to know about the plastic chemicals hiding in your food.   Here's a preview: [2:00] So many plastic problems, so little time! Breaking down the differences between PFAS, plasticizers, microplastics, and more [6:00] The documented human health effects of plasticizers, plus: What their cumulative effects mean for chronic conditions [12:00] 9 phthalates are banned in toys but they're allowed in food? Make it make sense! [15:00] 5 ways plasticizers become stowaways in our food [20:00] Lifestyle changes that reduce your exposure to phthalates and bisphenols   Resources mentioned: Episode #339: Dark Chocolate's Dark Side Episode #264: Forever Chemicals The Plastic Chemicals Hiding in Your Food (via Consumer Reports) * Your Homework! Sign the petition to get plasticizers out of Annie's and other General Mills products This show is listener-supported. Thank you for supporting! Join our (free!) Facebook community here. Find your tribe. Sustainable Minimalists are on Facebook, Instagram + Youtube @sustainableminimalists Say hello! MamaMinimalistBoston@gmail.com.
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