A Journalist’s experiment to discover her inner pollution

Published: 19 September 2006
Category: Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

A journalist for the National Geographic recently used herself as a “guinea pig” to discover how much of what we consume (even if we don’t know it) is toxic to the body. To conduct her experiment, she called upon Åke Bergman of Stockholm University, who did blood work to determine her toxicity levels. The journalist discovered that she had been exposed to a low level bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastics that causes system abnormalities in animals, and an above average level of phthalates, chemicals added to plastics to increase their flexibility. Read more about what this journalist discovered.

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