There are several reasons why almost 75% of American adults are either obese or overweight. Aside from the unhealthy food they eat, another reason can be the regular use of plastic containers for both food and beverages.
America is the world’s largest consumer of plastic, and according to the research made by Environmental Health Perspective, the chemical used in plastics, called BADGE (Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether) can trigger the stem cells to turn into fat cells. Furthermore, according to the study published, regular exposure to these chemicals can also reprogram one’s metabolism and instead of being able to burn calories, the body will end up storing those calories instead.
If it seems like losing weight is impossible for you–even when you eat less and exercise a lot, it could be because of the plastic cups that you’re using.
5.It’s Bad for the Planet
It doesn’t matter if you’re a hardcore environmentalist, or just being “green” is one of your main priorities. As long as you live in this planet, your main job is to keep it as livable as possible for the future generations to come. Plastic cups are usually made of petrochemicals that underwent intensive process causing a lot of pollution and toxic discharge. For those who are not aware, ever plastic container that we use, we’re just making the planet earth a little less habitable. Also, plastic is hard to recycle and so, they often end in landfills and it takes thousands of years before they fully dissolve.
According to studies phthalates is present in most plastic products, as well as indoor air. However, the European Union banned the use of phthalates in the year 2005 and other countries followed. This chemical is considered to be very harmful to one’s health, especially to boys and men who are exposed in utero. It can have a negative effect to one’s immune system, cause infertility, reduce the levels of testosterone, and a long list of problems.