Posted by: Rhona Reid On February 17, 2023 4:00 pm
In October last year, research scientists in Italy made the shocking discovery that microplastics are passed from mother to baby in breastmilk. The same team found microplastics in human placentas during research in 2020.
34 test subjects were monitored and microplastics were identified in 75% of the breastfeeding mothers’ milk.
Microplastics & Your Body
We should perhaps not be surprised, as gloomy as the news is. After all, microplastics are everywhere – in the air, our food and packaged drinks. In separate research, microplastics were found in human blood, which means that they are being transported around the human body and organs 24/7.
Your body does not expel all microplastics. It’s too soon to be able to …
Most of us are trying to cut back on plastics – disposable plastics at the very least. However, despite your best efforts, you probably still have a few plastic bottles in your grocery shopping and so on.
Sure, you can recycle them, but how about trying to use a few around your home and garden? Recycle any old plastic bottles you don’t repurpose or reuse, and have fun with these ideas!
1. Plastic Bottle Terrarium
A plastic bottle terrarium is a brilliant one to make with the kids. And it’s spring, so the perfect time of year to get a few plants used to their new home!
With its commercial popularity, bottled water might seem like a convenient option. The numbers do not lie — in the US, we use about 1,500 plastic bottles per second.
However, do you know that drinking bottled water can actually negatively impact your health and the planet?
Read on to learn more about why you should think twice about drinking this water.
What You Should Know About Bottled Water
1. Convenient? — At A Cost
This is probably the first thought you have when it comes to bottled water. If you focus only on your trip from the grocery to your home, then the claim might still hold up. However, when you look at the bigger picture of the …
A Look at the Benefits and Downside of RO Bottled Water
Bottled Water as a Source of Contaminant-Free Water
Because of the ever-increasing levels of pollution, quite a number of our natural water sources are getting contaminated with dangerous chemicals at an alarming speed. This raises the question of the safety of drinking water that isn’t treated thoroughly to remove such contaminants.
Realizing this, an increasing number of concerned people have been working on improving the quality of purified drinking water available to us. Bottled water as a source of clean, uncontaminated water seems to be gaining popularity nowadays.…
Posted by: Rhona Reid On November 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Still drinking sparkling water? Then it’s time for a rethink. The bubble has well and truly burst on the bottled water industry and it’s time to say a firm farewell to the fizz.
So – the next time you reach for a can or a bottle of the carbonated stuff from the shelf – it might be worth keeping a few things in mind.
Many people have reported feeling uncomfortably bloated after drinking carbonated water. We find this to be hardly surprising since most brands of sparkling water are chock-full of artificially injected carbon dioxide.
Posted by: Rhona Reid On October 30, 2018 11:10 am
Think you don’t scare easily? Fearless about drinking water out of plastic bottles or the tap? Well, prepare to be afraid… we have some shockingly true stories about tap and bottled water that are the stuff of nightmares!
Frightening Fact #1: The Terrifying Truth About Tap Water
Who needs “made-up” spooky stories when you can open a newspaper or switch on the TV to hear about the cities, towns, and schools that have some seriously scary stuff lurking in the water?
Frightening Fact #2: The Petrifying Plastic Horror
It wasn’t until EU countries tried to get rid of plastic that they realized that plastic was …