May 3 – June 13, 2021
Plastics and the hidden threat to your health
Plastics and the additives they contain are everywhere in our daily lives. They are in our homes, our workplaces, our clothes and our bodies. Plastics are everywhere because they are convenient and they are cheap. Chemicals are added during manufacturing to give desirable properties such as flexibility, durability and flame resistance. However, this convenience comes at a cost. Chemical additives in plastic items and articles can leach out over time harming you, those around you and the environment.
Some of the substances added to plastic to make it useful are chemically similar to the hormones in our bodies that control hunger, weight gain and most other biological processes. Alarmingly, these chemicals, known as endocrine disrupting chemicals or EDCs, are also similar to the hormones which control development of unborn and young children. We get exposed to EDCs through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the things we touch. In today’s world, there is no way we can completely avoid EDCs but through some smart life choices, we can reduce our exposure.
Join the Plastic Diet campaign to learn about potential threats that plastic can have to our health and environment and how to avoid them.
Change is not always easy but it is possible. With the Plastic Diet campaign, we hope to give you new ideas and knowledge not only to protect your health, but the health of those around you and the environment.
The campaign is an official EU Green Week partner event and will run in Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Sweden, Russia and many other countries all over Europe.
Follow the campaign in:
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Coalition Clean Baltic (in ENG)