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Why is BPA Bad for You?

BPA (bisphenol A) is a widely-used industrial chemical, often used in the production of plastics. Like many chemicals though, just because it’s widelyused doesn’t mean it’s safe. As a matter of fact, Kourtney Kardashian won’t eat off of plastic plates or drink from plastic glasses at all, opting for stainless steel instead. Below is a breakdown of what BPA is and why you should avoid it from purifyou®. What is BPA, Exactly? As mentioned above, BPA is a chemical that is added to a wide variety of consumer products, including food containers, plastic dinnerware, and hygiene products. It was first discovered in the 1890s, but it wasn’t until the 1950s that researchers learned it could be mixed with other chemicals to...

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Why Are Plastic Water Bottles a Bad Idea?

It’s true—plastic water bottles are a bad idea all the way around. Even though the FDA has put a stamp of approval on drinking out of plastic water bottles, that doesn’t mean they are entirely safe—for humans or the environment, especially if you reuse them. That you should never do! Why Should You Not Reuse Water Bottles? It’s tempting, we know. You think you’re doing something good for the environment by reusing water bottles a few or more times. You might be using fewer bottles but the harm you do to your health is not worth it. Better not to use them at all. If you must use them in certain circumstances, the reason you should throw away the plastic...

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Plastic Bags: How Do They Affect Our Environment?

Gisele Bündchen once said, "The environment has always been my passion. Mother Earth is our fundamental life-support system, and by becoming aware and responsible now, we can assist in preserving the planet.” She was right. One of the ways in which we’ve been seriously damaging the environment is with our overuse of plastic bags. How do Plastic Bags Harm Wildlife? Plastic bags harm both terrestrial and marine wildlife in numerous ways, not the least of which being that the bags are often eaten by animals. Cows, for example, often die when they eat plastic bags that make their way into the cows’ grazing area. When animals eat plastic bags, they can suffer from intestinal obstruction, or they’re killed from chemicals...

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Why Are People Dying of Thirst?

One child dies every 39 seconds due to unclean water. How does this happen? Looking at our planet from outer space, you can see just how much water there is. If there is so much water, why are there people dying of thirst? Although there is fresh water available, about 96.5 percent of the world's water is salt water in seas and oceans. Salt water in lakes and brackish and salty groundwater add to the problem. Sadly, only a small portion of one percent of the world's water is suitable for drinking, bathing, agriculture, and industry. Every human being probably knows what it feels like to be thirsty. Our mouths feel dry, we have the urge to swallow and then...

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