Food microwaved in plastic containers can put you or your unborn child at a greater risk of infertility, diabetes, obesity and cancer.Scientists have found that heating food in plastic containers in a microwave oven can cause high blood pressure, affect fertility, and damage the brain functioning.On that note, heating plastic containers in the microwave releases 95 percent of all chemicals."The most hazardous chemicals in plastic containers are bisphenol A, commonly known as BPA, and phthalate. The BPA we ingest gets into our bloodstream and may lead to a series of problems like infertility, hormonal changes, changes in gender traits and even different types of cancers. They also have side effects on animals causing testicular cancer, genital deformations, low sperm counts, and infertility in a number of species, including polar bears, deer, whales, and others," said Dr Nitasha Gupta, IVF expert, Indira IVF Hospital, New Delhi.The level of exposure to BPA is so high that regular monitoring by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that more than 90 percent of the general population has detectable level of bisphenol A in their bodies.Plastic has other carcinogens as well including PVC, dioxin, and styrene, all of which are linked to cancer."The disturbing truth is that heat transfers the chemicals in plastic very effectively into your food. When the food is heated, the food touching the plastic receives the chemicals leaching out. Eating those automotive plastic molding Manufacturers chemicals can increase risks of cancer, infertility and havoc on the normal functioning of reproductive systems and your brain," she added.Dr Swati, a Hyderabad based gynaecologist, suggests we should try and minimise the use of plastic as much as possible and pack food in glass containers."Glass never transfer chemicals the same way as plastic, and is much safer for heating your meals in. An increase in plastic use in everyday lifestyles could be a contributing factor, causing an increase of infertility worldwide. A report from FDA states that chemicals, mostly BPA, adversely effects both male and female fertility," she said.According to a study released by American society of reproductive health, BPA inhibits embryo implantation as well, and hence it is linked to higher level of In vitro-fertilization failure. It may also lead to recurrent miscarriages.
نوشته شده در شنبه ۲ اسفند ۱۳۹۹ساعت 8:28
Shah Porir Dwip: Nabi Hussain owes his life to a yellow plastic oil drum.The 13-year-old Rohingya boy couldn’t swim, and had never even seen the sea before fleeing his village in Myanmar. But he clung to the empty drum and struggled across the water with it for about 2.5 miles, all the way to Bangladesh.Rohingya Muslims escaping the violence in their homeland of Myanmar are now so desperate that some are trying to swim to safety in neighbouring Bangladesh. In just a week, more than three dozen boys and young men used cooking oil drums like life rafts to swim across the mouth of the Naf River and wash up ashore in Shah Porir Dwip, a fishing town and cattle trade spot."I was so scared of dying," said Nabi, a lanky boy in a striped polo shirt and checkered dhoti. "I thought it was going to be my last day."In this Nov. 4, 2017, photo, Rohingya Muslims carrying yellow plastic drums they used as flotation devices walk down the Shah Porir Dwip dock after reaching Bangladesh. (Photo: AP)Although Rohingya Muslims have lived in Myanmar for decades, the country’s Buddhist majority still sees them as invaders from Bangladesh. The government denies them basic rights, and the United Nations has called them the most persecuted minority in the world. Just since August, after their homes were torched by Buddhist mobs and soldiers, more than 600,000 Rohingya have risked the trip to Bangladesh."We had a lot of suffering, so we thought drowning in the water was a better option," said Kamal Hussain, 18, who also swam to Bangladesh with an oil drum.Nabi knows almost no one in this new country, and his parents back in Myanmar don’t know that he is alive. He doesn’t smile and rarely maintains eye contact.Nabi grew up in the mountains of Myanmar, the fourth of nine children of a farmer who grows paan, the betel leaf used as chewing tobacco. He never went to school.In this Nov. 4, 2017, photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims with yellow plastic drums they used to aid flotation while crossing the Naf river wait in Shah Porir Dwip to be transferred to a refugee camp in Coxs Bazar, Bangladesh. (Photo: AP)The trouble started two months ago when Rohingya insurgents attacked Myanmar security forces.
The Myanmar military responded with a brutal crackdown, killing men, raping women and burning homes and property. The last Nabi saw of his village, all the homes were on fire.Nabi’s family fled, heading toward the coast, passing dead bodies. But when they arrived at the coast with a flood of other Rohingya refugees, they had no money for a boat and a smuggler.Every day, there was less food. So after four days, Nabi told his parents he wanted to swim the delta to reach the thin line of land he could see in the distance — Shah Porir Dwip.His parents didn’t want him to go. One of his older brothers had left for Bangladesh two months ago, and they had no idea what had happened to him. They knew the strong currents could carry Nabi into the ocean.Eventually, though, they agreed, on the condition that he not go alone. So on the afternoon of Nov. 3, Nabi joined a group of 23 other young men, and his family came to see him off."Please keep me in your prayers," he told his mother, while everyone around him wept.Nabi and the others strapped the cooking oil drums to their chests as floats, and stepped into the water just as the current started to shift toward Bangladesh. The men stayed in groups of three, tied together with ropes. Nabi was in the middle, because he was young and didn’t know how to swim.Nabi remembers swallowing water, in part because of the waves and in part to quench his thirst. The water was salty. His legs ached. But he never looked behind him.In this Nov. 4, 2017, photo, Rohingya Muslim Abdul Karim, 19, uses a yellow plastic drum as a floatation device as he swims the Naf river while crossing the Myanmar-Bangladesh border in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. (Photo: AP)Just after sundown, the group reached Shah Porir Dwip, exhausted, hungry and Automotive Exterior Injection Plastic Part Molding Manufacturer dehydrated.Nabi is now alone, one of an estimated 40,000 unaccompanied Rohingya Muslim children living in Bangladesh. He looks down as he speaks, just a few feet from the water, and murmurs his biggest wish:"I want my parents and peace."Late afternoon on the next day, authorities spotted a few dots in the middle of the water. It was another group of Rohingya swimming to Bangladesh with yellow drums. They arrived at the same time as a pack of cattle — except that the cows came by boat.
نوشته شده در چهارشنبه ۱۵ بهمن ۱۳۹۹ساعت 9:14
Plastic manufacturers, dealers, workers will agitate against the ban on Friday at Azad Maidan. National President of manufacturers association Hiten Bheda told The Asian age that, "Central government has not banned the plastic, so it’s not fair for the state to ban. Instead of ban, state can minimise the use and concentrate on recycling it."Meanwhile Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam said, "Government is firm on the decision to ban the plastic from Gudhipadwa which is on March 18."Mr Kadam had announced the plan to impose plastic ban two months ago. CM Fadnavis also supported it. State government had already taken the decision to ban plastic below 25 micron in 2006. But it was not implemented till date. So Mr Kadam directed to impose the ban on use of all plastic material. Plastic Manufacturers, dealers met Kadam and Industry Minister Subhas Desai also. But government is firm on the decision of imposing ban on plastic.Ramdas KadamMr Bheda told that, " We have organised agitations on Friday and hope that government will find out the solution. Use of Plastic is going on in all other states and countries also.Problem is with China Plastic Injection Custom Molding Manufacturer the solid waste management system. If we will use paper for packing and bags, that is also not environment friendly solution. Recycling of plastic is important. We will urge the government to reconsider the proposed ban."
نوشته شده در جمعه ۱۰ بهمن ۱۳۹۹ساعت 7:48
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