Research Now Warns Against Link Between Everyday Chemicals and Chronic Disease

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( — December 29, 2022) Orlando, FL — Plastic use is not just widespread but is also increasing today. Researchers have long been warning that they contain chemicals detrimental to health. 

Australian researchers reveal that the chemicals found in everyday plastic materials are associated with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and high blood pressure in men. 

This study was carried out by researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

Its findings were published in an international journal called Environmental Research. 

In this study, the investigators looked into the independent link between chronic diseases among men and concentrations of phthalates, which are potentially harmful chemicals. 

Experts have time and again warned that phthalates are a group of chemicals widely used in a variety of consumer products. These include toys, food packaging and wrappings, medications, and even medical devices.

It has been found that of the 1500 Australian men tested, phthalates were found in the urine samples of 99.6 percent of those aged 35 and over.

“We found that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes, and high blood pressure increased among those men with higher total phthalate levels,” says senior author Associate Professor Zumin Shi.

Shi is from the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Medical School and the Freemasons Foundation Centre for Men’s Health and is a member of SAHMRI’s Nutrition & Metabolism theme.

“While we still don’t understand the exact reasons why phthalates are independently linked to disease, we do know the impact of the chemical on the human endocrine system, which controls hormone release that regulates the body’s growth, metabolism, and sexual development and function.”

It is also worth noting that aside from chronic diseases, higher levels of phthalates were also correlated with increased levels of a range of inflammatory biomarkers in the body.

Phthalates and other toxins can build up inside the body and wreak havoc on health. It is important to note that there are ways to reduce the body’s toxic burden, and one is to use activated charcoal.

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It is worth noting that its powerful toxin-clearing properties enable it to remedy food poisoning and drug overdoses as well as digestive health issues. It is even widely used today as an all-natural body detoxifying supplement through the use of superior-strength formulas like Divine Bounty Activated Charcoal (

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