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How dangerous is the use of plastic products, its affect on environment and human health

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Plastic

  1. 1. PLASTIC ? ? ?"Its a job thats never started that takes the longest to finish.“ J.R.R. Tolkien
  2. 2. The chasing arrowsTHE NUMBER TELLS THE CHEMICAL MAKE UP OF THE PLASTIC.....1) Polyethylene terephalate (PET)2) High density polyethylene (HDPE)3) Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)4) Low density polyethylene LDPE5) Polypropylene (PP)6) Polystyrene (PS) or Expandable polystyrene (EPS)7) Other, including nylon and acrylic All plastics migrate toxins into whatever they contact at all time. It does not matter if it is water or oil based, hot or cold, solid or liquid
  3. 3. PET Used inSoft drinks, Mineral Water, Edible Oil , Jars What Migrates Acetaldehyde Effects Developmental Toxin Human carcinogen
  4. 4. POLYSTYRENE Used In :Disposable foamy plastic cups, plastic plates What migrates out : Styrene Effects : Hormone disrupting toxin
  5. 5. LDPE&HDPE Used in Buckets, Bowls, Cup, plates, 5 litre cooking oil What migrates out & Effects Lead – neurotoxin – intelligence of childrenCadmium – nephrotoxin – kiidneys severe harm
  6. 6. POLYCARBONATE Used in : Baby feeding bottles, small and large bottles What migates : Biosphenol A – A Endocrine Disruptor Effects :Inhibits endocrine system producing inappropriate quantity of hormones, can effect physical development, sex & brain development, behavior, temperature regulation and even retard growth
  7. 7. PVC Uses : water bottles, cooking oil bottles, mouth wash bottles, teethers for babies, nipples and toys such as dolls, etc What Migrates :Lead, Cadmium, Barium, Zinc, Mercury, Phthalates and also Vinyl Chloride monomers Effects :liver and kidney dysfunction, reproductive abnormalities, chronic bronchitis, ulcers, skin diseases, vision failure, cancer and even genetic changes.
  8. 8. Alternatives??? RECYCING – No Answer BIODEGRADEABLE PLASTIC – Not Viable BURNING – Dangerous. The incineration of one kilogram of PVC produces up to 50 micrograms of dioxin, enough to initiate cancer in 50,000laboratory animals. They have been known to lead to cancer, endocrine disruption, and reproductive disorders. Increasingly incinerators are being linked to birth of defective babies.
  9. 9. Effects on wildlife -catastrophic Death by ingestion Death by strangulation
  10. 10. OUR ATTITUDENo drop of rainwater ever believes that it is responsible for the floods
  11. 11. 2,66,000 less poly bags used in a single day97,090,000 poly bags in a year
  12. 12. "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." — Mahatma Gandhi TIME FOR A NEW ETHIC Save yourself and you save the environment — Cree Indian Prophecy Only when the last tree has been cut down, Only when the last river has been poisoned, Only when the last fish has been caught, “Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten”

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