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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...

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What Other Purposes Can Mesh Bags Serve?

The practice of sustainable living is on the rise nationwide. Reducing demand on natural resources by replacing what is used is not only popular—it’s necessary. To the best of our abilities this practice must become a way of life if we are to preserve our natural resources. That can mean many things. Choosing not to consume a product that adds to the destruction of our planet or is dangerous to animals is one such way we can promote sustainability. Actress Rosario Dawson is also a producer, comic book writer, singer, and political activist. She is also a sustainable fashion designer...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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