Maybe you’ve just learned that you’re pregnant, or perhaps you and your partner are thinking about expanding your family. Whatever the reason, you may be hearing troubling things about toxic chemicals around you—especially chemicals in plastic and other items you use on a daily basis—and how these chemicals affect not just the environment, but also the human body and particularly developing babies.
Plastic Pollution Coalition is the leading global alliance working toward a world free of plastic pollution. For over a decade, our mission has been to galvanize a Coalition of businesses, organizations, and people who are not only informed about the plastic pollution crisis but are taking action for change. Our members include concerned individuals looking to take positive steps in their own lives, businesses creating sustainable products, and policymakers and scientists working collaboratively to create laws regulating plastic’s harmful effects.
The chemicals used in plastics harm our bodies. These chemicals are implicated in many health concerns ranging from obesity and diabetes to infertility, cancers, early puberty, and more. Chemicals from plastic may leach into our food where they disrupt the body’s hormone systems. These chemicals influence fast growing cells, which means turning hormone systems on and off, out of sync with normal development. This is particularly concerning during fast growth periods of life like pregnancy.
The good news is you can take steps to protect your health and the health of future generations today. We have gathered all the info you need to avoid the toxic chemicals in plastic. You can use the advice of our Coalition and scientific advisors highlighted in the guide, while we keep working for the systemic change we all need for a healthier world–for people and the planet.