Microplastics comprise of tiny fibres from nylon clothes and other synthetic textiles. They can also come from fragments of larger plastic items that have broken down in the natural environment. Micro-plastics are already in all of our drinking water and bodies. These tiny particles of plastic have been found to absorb toxic chemicals linked to cancer development and other diseases. As plastic waste doesn’t biodegrade, instead it breaks down into smaller pieces of itself, down to nanometer scale…. Research has proven that particles of this size migrate through intestinal walls and travel to lymph nodes, bodily organs and glands alike.
So, we know that endocrine disruptors can be present in all forms, shapes and sizes… from our soil, to our shampoo and everything in between. I think it’s safe to say that we all agree that plastic and endocrine disruptors are toxic and best avoided but HOW? This is often why individuals become overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to have it all figured out! NO ONE is perfectly eco-conscious – remember we don’t need a couple of people living 100% sustainably, what the world needs is ALL of us collectively making small but continuous changes. Yes, every single change or impact matters. I believe eliminating plastics, chemicals and toxic endocrine disruptors from our lives is a gradual process, and the very first step is becoming CONCIOUS of what we are doing.