Toxic exposure

Plastic products, Styrene, foam, latex, PVC, are you toxic?

Take one look around you right now and you’ll find at least some of the most toxic substances to human beings that you are exposed to and use every single day and while these items are seemingly harmless, once you become toxic with them, serious disease is the end result.  So are you toxic with common everyday plastics, styrene, foam, latex or PVC’s?

It’s easy to think that it’s not possible to become toxic to these common everyday objects just from touching them but what comes as more of shock to most is that we consume these toxic substances all of the time, that’s right, it’s in our water supply and its in our food supply, it in our houses, its in the air we breath & in the products we use on our body.  So let’s take a closer look at what these substances are, how you get sick from them and what you can do about it…

Simple Rules About Plastic Toxicity

If anything you consume or apply to your body has touched, been packaged with, been manufactured from, contains or manufactured on and or you touch it, you are exposed to it.

Environmental Pollution In You

Most people these days have heard that we have environmental pollution but they usually don’t think of it as being inside of themselves, but the simple fact is that environmental pollution is exposed to everyone, so it makes perfect sense these days to protect yourself through the prevention of environmental pollution which can be done by testing for environmental pollution levels in your body.


Styrene is used in manufacturing of rubber, latex and plastic products, its found in carpet backing, packaging materials and foam cups etc  Styrene is a central nervous system depressant & a genotoxin (a toxic substance that can cause mutations that can lead to cancer).

Testing for styrene toxicity can be done via a simple urine test, the test checks the levels of styrene exposure by testing for:

  • Mandelate
  • Phenylglyoxylate
  • Mandelate & Phenylglyoxylate

If you are found to have high levels of styrene a simple nutritional program may help detoxify the styrene.


Phthalate is used in the manufacture of plastics to soften resins and impart flexibility.  Phthalate is most widely used for the manufacture of poly chloride or PVC, these plastics are utilized in vinyl flooring, wall coverings, pool liners, tool handles, insulation of wires and cables, garden hoses, construction materials, weather-stripping, canvas tarps, upholstery, some food wrappers and food containers, medical equipment containing flexible plastics such as blood bags, tubing, hemodialysis equipment, children’s toys,  dishwasher baskets, notebook covers, flea collars, faux leather, shoe soles, traffic cones, latex adhesives, dyes, some pharmaceutical drugs and pesticides (The list goes on!)….

Detergents, lubricating oils, automotive parts, automotive under coating, carpets, solvents and personal care products such as soaps, shampoo, hair spray, nail polish, toothbrushes, baby care products and cosmetics.

Phthalate Toxicity & Cosmetics

Diethyl Phthalate which belongs to the above phthalate family is found in over 70% of cosmetic products tested.  It is also used in cosmetics and household items that have an added fragrance to make the smell last longer.

The Dangers of Phthalate (Plastic) Toxicity

There are many problems associated with phthalate plastic toxicity and as you can see it really is everywhere.  Phthalate can disrupt tryptophan metabolism causing an excitotoxin reaction implicated in neurological disorders.  A lack of tryptophan metabolism is likely the underlying cause of mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety & mood disorders.  Tryptophan metabolism makes serotonin, the major neurotransmitter that keep us mentally well, you can test your neurotransmitters here.

Plastic Toxicity & Infertility

As mentioned earlier, phthalates are used as plasticisers to make plastic flexible, its found in 2/3 of cosmetic products and it is also found in time release drugs and pesticides.  Phthalates are known endocrine disruptors largely link to infertility.

Testing for phthalate plastic toxicity is done via a simple urine test, the test looks at all the major environmental pollution makers such as:

  • Benzene
  • Xylene
  • Toluene
  • Trimethylbenzene
  • Styrene
  • Phthalate

Detoxifying plastics

Plastic is a very difficult substance to detoxify unless you know what you doing, each person is different in the way they are effected by environmental pollution, often nutritional detoxification pathways are depleted which makes your body store these harmful substances and the symptoms appear as many other health problems, so often plastic toxicity is overlooked by medical science.

The best way to reduce or remove plastic toxicity is by nutritional balancing which helps to restore detoxification pathways, this helps to remove the plastic from the body, this can go a long way to completely changing how a person feels, like having a whole new outlook on your health and life.

Some people have genetic detoxification problems that prevent them from properly detoxifying plastics, these people need additional help to ensure serve toxicity does not affect their health.

Take the environmental pollution test now, find out if environmental pollution is causing your health problems or even prevent serious common diseases.

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