More and more research is being conducted into the adverse effects of harmful plastics in our immediate environment on the development of children. But how do we protect the little ones?The most recent book by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) points out that there are over thousands of additives in the US that can be included in food or food packaging. And infants and toddlers may be particularly sensitive to these additives (even though they are equally safe) because they have a smaller body weight and their organs are still developing. More research has proven that some new adjuvants have a detrimental effect on our body, and they can cause developmental abnormalities or long-term health problems. BPA, nitrates and nitrites, and phthalates are among the best known.Choose fresh or frozen fruits and vegetables instead of canned food
- We prefer fresh or frozen products over canned fruits and greens!
- Reduce the consumption of processed meat products (sausages, salami), especially during pregnancy!
- Whenever possible, do not use plastic dishes in the microwave to heat our food and drinks!
- Do not put plastic dishes in the dishwasher!
- Use glass or stainless steel containers instead of plastic boxes and bottles!
- Wash hands thoroughly before cooking and always clean fruits and vegetables.
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