A billion-dollar mistake

Chemicals. Plastics. Pollutants.

I’ve discussed their threat to our health more times than I can count.

But in case you aren’t yet convinced…

An analysis reveals exposure is a MAJOR contributor to the overall disease burden in the United States…

To the tune of $250 billion!

Dangerous chemicals

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC) are of course linked to endocrine diseases, like obesity and diabetes…

But the threat doesn’t end there.

Studies have also connected them to heart disease, cancer, premature births, and more.

No wonder they’re contributable to billions of healthcare dollars!

And the sad reality is, it’s difficult to avoid plastics that contain these EDCs because they’re virtually everywhere

Food packaging, can linings, non-stick cookware, single-use water bottles, and the list goes on.

(Not to mention, those plastic water bottles contain microplastics that will leech from the bottle into your beverage!)

Since it doesn’t look like these nasty chemicals will be BANNED anytime soon, here’s what we can do…

Avoid plastic the best you can

Very simply put: STOP using plastic.

Here’s how you can start:

  • Carrying around a water bottle? Use one made of stainless steel or glass.
  • Purchasing beverages? Opt for those stored in glass bottles.
  • Stocking your kitchen? Choose glass cookware for roasting, stainless steel pots and pans or cast-iron skillets, Dutch ovens, glass storage containers, and stainless-steel utensils.

And never, I mean NEVER do these two things:

  • Microwave plastic, even if something says it’s “microwave safe”
  • Put anything plastic in the dishwasher

See, the chemicals used in plastic are not bound. That means any source of heat will facilitate them to leech into food and water. Which you will then ingest!

Last but not least, avoid pre-packaged canned foods, often linked with bisphenol A (BPA).

At the end of the day, everyone is wondering why we’re in the middle of a diabesity epidemic… why so many children need medication for anxiety, depression, and behavioral issues… why cancer is occurring in younger generations at an alarming rate… why reproductive issues are climbing…

Well, I don’t think we need to look very far at all. (Read more here.)

Folks, plastic and EDCs are another part of the healthcare picture that cannot be overlooked any longer. The sooner we all realize it, the better off we’ll be.


“What’s the Disease Burden From Plastic Exposure?” Medscape, 01/11/2024. (medscape.com/viewarticle/whats-disease-burden-plastic-exposure-2024a10000q4)