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 …
We’re slowly getting better at reducing packaging, ditching single-use plastics, and recycling materials. But with 10.5 million tons of plastic waste produced in the USA every year and a recycling rate of just 1-2%...it’s not enough. Enter Ecobricks.
We’re just past the longest day of the year and the prospect of summer vacations and long hot days is beckoning. Keeping children hydrated in the warm weather is always a struggle; swimming, bike rides, sports, and fun tend to take priority for kids!
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 …
The results of the nationwide survey confirm that carbonated soda continues to decline, marking a further loss in soda’s market share for the 13th consecutive year.
More and more people ditching sugary, chemical-laced soda for healthier beverages is positive news in many respects. Drinking water is obviously great, as there’s no better way to hydrate – but this article should be read with a cautionary footnote.
The increased consumption of bottled water is almost certainly linked to the constant news stories about …