Stop using plastic… before it’s too late

It’s about time that the mainstream discusses the harmful effects of plastics.

Because not only is plastic harmful to the planet, it’s especially harmful to human health.

I stopped eating and drinking out of plastic years ago. And I work diligently to only ever purchase items not stored in plastic.

Indeed, I try to eliminate plastic from all areas of my life.

Of course, I made that change knowing plastic was a toxin. But as the years go on, I, too, am appalled at just how deep the threat goes…

A whole-body invasion

According to recent research, when microplastics and nanoplastics are detected in carotid artery plaque, you might have a higher risk of all-cause mortality (death)…

Or a four-times higher risk of major cardiovascular event (like heart attack or stroke).

(Both nanoplastics and microplastics are microscopic plastic particles that are invisible to the human eye. Microplastics measure around 1 to 5 millimeters [mm] in length, whereas nanoparticles are less than 1 mm.)

For the new study, researchers analyzed patients who underwent surgery to remove plaque in their carotid arteries. It turns out, microplastics and nanoplastics were found in a whopping 60 percent of participants!

Meaning these toxic threats are in the walls of our blood vessels. And that’s absolutely frightening…

Especially when you combine it with prior research, which has found plastic particles in our lungs, colon, and even in the placenta. (Though, I think it’s safe to assume they pervade our entire body.)

But there’s another viewpoint that I have to make in lieu of this research: You already know that I don’t think cholesterol has much to do with plaque formation…

Well, I may have just found the culprit: Plastics!

See, the body likes to expose of foreign intruders, and I would say plastics fit that bill. Not to mention, we know that plastic particles can penetrate cells and act on a cellular level to increase free radical production and chronic inflammation. And the latter can lead to atherosclerosis.

Make smarter choices

In today’s society, we can’t easily escape plastic.

But death and the shortening of our lives is a pretty high price to pay for convenience.

And since the primary way plastics get into our bodies is through eating or drinking them, it’s high time you reconsider your exposure.

Please limit, if not completely boycott, use of plastic water bottles, food wrapped in plastic (that includes fast food linings), plastic storage containers, and more. (Single use plastics should get a hard PASS.)

Not to mention, you should never heat your food in a plastic container or place them in the dishwasher, regardless if they’re “microwave/dishwasher” safe. That’s because the chemicals in plastic are not bound. So, any source of heat will facilitate them to leech into food and water, which you will then ingest.

In addition, be considerate of your seafood selections, as many fish and shellfish are exposed to plastic their entire lives.

And finally, since plastic particles can circulate in the air we breathe (another way we ingest them), it’s imperative to ensure cleaner air inside your home. Don’t purchase items that will “dirty” your air quality—like most mainstream candles and cleaning sprays. You might even consider purchasing an air purifier.

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“Plastic Particles in Carotid Plaques Linked to CV Events.” Medscape, 03/08/2024. (