Friends of Glass – caring about your health and glass packaging in 2014
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Some diseases are transmitted through contact, others through the air. As medical science has advanced, more and more of these contagious diseases have been severely reduced – or even wiped out completely – thanks to our ever increasing knowledge and awareness. Unfortunately, these safe preventative measures have not reached out food safety departments as well. Even as more information is collected on the dangers of chemical-laden packaging materials, people still use these products every day.
So what does someone do – on an individual level – help in raising awareness?
While doctors and scientists are still working on pin-pointing the exact causes for cancer – and other diseases caused by synthetic packaging – there are some general guidelines to follow when it comes to prevention. Besides exercising and reducing your tobacco and alcohol consumption, your diet plays a crucial role in preventing diseases. While most people know that eating more vegetables and fruit is important, few people are aware of the role that packaging plays in the health and safety of their food.
While other food packaging has been found to potentially leach harmful chemicals into the food and drink they contain, glass is an inert material which means that there is no risk of any contamination. Not only is glass a safer packaging material for your health, but for the health of the environment as well. Unlike other packaging materials, glass can be recycled an unlimited amount of times without losing its strength or integrity. Try making little changes, like using more glass products, when considering what you can do in your life to help raise awareness and prevent cancer.