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Not only the Ocean harbor’s Plastic So Do Our Bodies 💦

 

I read this article in the Australian Courier Mail newspaper online this morning (10/25/2018) . Everyone should read this as it is quite enlightening and maybe the answer to some the diseases like cancer that affects all of us whether be a relative, friend or acquaintances. Also it could make you think about the choices we make about what we consume, wear, walk and sleep on.

I have copied this article word for word from the newspaper, as I don’t want to be misquoted or called an alarmist in any way as serious research has been done on this matter.

 

Proof of Plastic Particles in our body

Human bodies are becoming polluted with plastic. Scientists have confirmed for the first time. Tiny pieces were found in samples from every participant in an experiment that tried to estimate how much plastic we eat and drink every day.

Until now most research has focused on the natural world, but the new study shows that humans are also consuming plastic, with some pieces potentially lodging in our bodies.

Researchers suggested sources could include the eating of fish or drinking of water from plastic bottles.

Campaigners said the scale of the plastic crisis meant it was “impossible” for people to avoid eating, drinking and breathing in plastic – with potentially harmful effects. These include the risk of bacterial infections, introducing harmful chemicals to the body. Irritating the gut lining and affecting immune responses.

Lead researcher Dr Philipp Schwabl said – This is the first study of its kind and confirms what we have long suspected that plastics ultimately reach the human gut. Of particular concern is what this means to us, and especially patients with gastrointestinal diseases. The smallest micro plastic particles are capable of entering the bloodstream and lymphatic system and may even reach the liver.

“Now we have first evidence for micro plastics inside humans, we need further research to understand what this means for human health.”

Hundreds of pieces of micro plastics were found in every stool sample taken from people who took part in the study by the medical University of Vienna.

Researchers from the university and the Environment Agency Austria monitored participants from the UK, Finland, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Austria. The results showed every sample tested positive for the presence of micro plastics – with up to nine different types identified. The most common plastics were polypropylene and polyethylene-terephthalate (PET) both are often found in food and drink packaging.

Each participant in the study kept a food diary for a week before his or her samples were analyzed in the laboratory. The diaries showed all the participants had eaten food wrapped in plastic or drunk from plastic bottles. None of the participants were vegetarian and six of them ate sea fish.

The micro plastics found were between 50 and 500 micrometers in size. A human hair has a thickness of between 17 and 181 micrometers.

The researchers behind the new study note: It is highly likely that during various steps of food processing or as a result of packaging, food is being contaminated with plastics.

Synthetic fabrics are also a significant source of micro plastics in the environment as fibers from clothes end up in the ocean from treated and untreated sewage being released into the rivers

Daily Mail

On reading this article it confirms in my mind that we all need some form of filtered water  – (Kangen water is always what I recommend) and much regulated plastic bottles to drink from.

For more information on Kangen Water  – USA Phone: David at 281-918-9687 or email david@davidvoth.com or you  can email me at lesley@davidvoth.com

 

 

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Take a good look at your regular purchases at the Grocery store – Notice the difference

I guess most of us knew this was happening but because it did not affect the price so much we choose to overlook the fact that a lot of Companies are cutting costs by giving us less for the same price. They are shrinking the packaging.

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Best Buy Wednesday – 09/30/2015

  1. THE BASICS WALLET
    SHIPPED ANYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD

I love the look of these practical wallets. I have a similar type wallet for my cards but it is deteriorating fast with use because it is plastic.  This is a simple system, good material, and compact. It allows you to avail yourself to the cards you use most each day and store the rest in another compartment so that you are not fumbling though heaps of cards to find the one you want.

I think it’s a great practical gift idea. Something different and of good use.

The video below is an example of how the wallet works.

You can buy these for $19.99

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Buy Now

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2. Here is another gift idea.

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Herbs and spices I am always looking for, also good quality aromatherapy oils and gadgets plus good quality green tea and I have found this company ideal.
At this stage they don’t have gift packaging but you can do that yourself. If you have someone who likes these sorts of products then they will make excellent gifts and quality ones from this company.

Enjoy.

Just click here or  on the banner and it will take you to the site to look around.

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Saving Tip For Today

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Don’t Dump That Old iPhone

Sell it. First generation iPhones that sold for $599 in 2007 are now collectables and if in mint condition are worth big bucks. The recent asking price on eBay for an 8GB iPhone in its original packaging was $10,000

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