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We are responsible for ruining our kid’s world

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Look at this chart below. Let it sink in….. Global production of plastic is growing exponentially.

We all know the plastic is the leading cause of pollution that our kids are inheriting from us.

And we have started hearing about actions that people have been taking to lower their plastic footprint.

Yet, it has had virtually no impact. It is time to take more stringent actions to curb plastic pollution in our environment or we will leave behind a planet that is disastrous for our kids.

Consider this:

  • Over 90% of all seabird have plastic pieces in their stomach
  • Disposing plastic in soil leads to decline in soil fertility
  • Burned plastics releases poisonous chemicals in air
  • Over 1 million sea creatures die each year due to discarded plastics
  • Phthalates in plastics are known to be hormone disruptors that lead to diabetes and obesity.
  • Benzene in plastics are known carcinogens.
  • Other toxic stuff from plastics have known to cause thyroid disruptions, reproductive and development problems, asthma and allergies in kids

What can we do?

  • Avoid disposable Styrofoam and plastics cups. Use glasses.
  • Stop buying bottled water. Use a steel bottle
  • Use non-disposable metal/ceramic plates, spoons, knifes, forks, and straws
  • Avoid Tupperware and re-use the glass jars
  • Bring a cloth bag to the grocery store and avoid plastic bags
  • Compost to reduce garbage bags
  • Recycle plastics that can be recycled

Source: Internet and other

The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for a physician’s advice. Always make sure to seek a doctor or a professional’s advice before proceeding with the home treatment plan.

Author: TxNaturalPediatrics

By training, I am a American Board Certified Pediatrician. But in my younger years I grew up with natural alternatives. As a mom I have tried to incorporate both for my kids and it has worked wonders. And finally, as I am studying natural & alternative medicines, I realize the beauty and wisdom of living closer to earth. Hence in my practice I integrate both...for acute ailments I follow American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation but for simple and/or chronic conditions I prefer natural alternatives. In western training we were raised to think that "health is the absence of symptoms and problems". But eastern sensibilities has educated me that "Health is state that allows one to use the full capabilities of their body, mind and intellect. Therefore, healthy living is a balanced state of well being: physically, mentally, socially and spiritually." This implies that healing is not a "one-pill-fits-all", but a personalized experience.

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