Microplastics: How They Are Harmful To Our Health

Feb 10, 2024

Microplastics, the tiny plastic particles less than 5mm in size, are everywhere. From the air we breathe to the water we drink, these minuscule fragments find their way into our lives through various channels. They originate from the breakdown of larger plastic items or are intentionally manufactured for various purposes like exfoliating agents in personal care products or microbeads in detergents.

Vacuum loader hose sucking virgin plastic from tank in factory workshop

The impact of microplastics goes beyond just environmental pollution; they can cause damages on our bodies, particularly our endocrine system and hormonal health. Studies have shown that these plastic particles contain harmful chemicals like Bisphenol A (BPA), known as a forever chemical due to its persistence in the environment and its ability to disrupt the endocrine system. When we ingest or inhale microplastics, these chemicals can leach into our bodies, interfering with our hormonal balance and potentially leading to a myriad of health issues including reproductive problems, developmental delays, and even certain types of cancers. 

Studies have also indicated a clear link between exposure to BPA and various adverse health outcomes, given their size, microplastics can easily penetrate tissues and organs, making their removal a challenging task. Hence, the need for effective detoxification methods to rid our bodies of these harmful substances. I personally use zeolite to safely and effectively detoxify from toxins. Its porous structure allows for efficient absorption and removal of toxins without depleting essential minerals, promoting overall health and well-being. If you like to try it out, you can check out the detox pack here.