Cooking utensils can seem insignificant compared to pots and pans. However, choosing a non toxic material for cooking utensils are as important as choosing materials for your cookware. It turns out the plastic spatula you’ve been using to flip your food, could be damaging your liver and thyroid.
Information from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment states that plastics from cooking utensils can leach poisonous chemicals into your food. These chemicals are especially detrimental to infants and children.
Why? Because plastic utensils are said to produce poisonous toxic byproducts when coming into contact with heat above 70°C.
These toxic byproducts are known as oligomers and are formed during plastic production. Because they’re so small, you may be eating them along with your breakfast, none the wiser.
These may be very poisonous to humans. Moreover, using plastic products may lead to inhalation or ingestion of microplastics and hundreds of toxic substances with known or suspected carcinogenic, developmental, or endocrine-disrupting impacts.
Additionally, most likely plastic cooking utensils are coated in bromine, a component in brominated flame retardants.
When expectant moms are exposed to BFRs, their babies can experience lower birth weight and length, as be born with smaller head and chest circumferences, according to a 2014 study in the journal Environment International.
Brominated flame retardants can accumulate in tissue, cause cancer, disrupt hormones, harm the reproductive system and cause neurodevelopmental problems, at least in animals and perhaps humans too
So, next time you’re cooking, remember to think twice before using your plastic spatula.
If these chemicals are not eliminated by the body’s natural detoxification process via the kidneys, it will store in the bones, lungs, muscle, liver and brain. Spirulina is essential for removing heavy metals such as aluminum from the liver, reproductive system, intestinal tract, thyroid, and brain.
Spirulina is essential for removing heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum, lead, cadmium, and toxic copper from the liver, reproductive system, intestinal tract, thyroid, and brain.