Several research reports have concluded that PET as a packaging material contains harmful chemicals that cause permanent damage to the human body.

Here, we bring to you some of those reports in totality

Study

Soft drinks and other fluids are stored in PET bottles. But very little attention is given to the potential changes in quality and taste of these liquids after prolonged storage. The Biscardi study report below reveals the real reason behind these undesirable changes:

Biscardi Report

Detail

In UK sometime around 2013, a publication named ‘Chemical Exposure during Pregnancy’ by Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (RCOG) noted the impact of PET during pregnancy on the health of the mother and her foetus. Even in USA, American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) & RCOG tabbed 80% increase of miscarriage in the year 2013 due to use of PET.

RCOG Report

During pregnancy, mothers are asked to cut down the nutrient consumption from canned tins, microwaved eatables and also avoid consuming fluids from PET bottles. Furthermore, if PET bottle containing liquid is left untouched near a window, it leads to a chemical reaction, which makes the fluid toxic.

Navi Mumbai Report

Research

A research commentary led by Leonard Sax from Montgomery Centre for Research in Child and Adolescent Development, states possibilities of decreased levels of sex hormones among other detrimental consequences on the human reproductive system due to rampant use of plastic packaging. Many chemical additives that give plastic products the desirable performance properties also causes negative environmental and human health effects such as:

1. Direct toxicity, as in the cases of lead, cadmium, and mercury.
2. Carcinogens, as in the case of diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP).
3. Endocrine disruption, which can lead to cancer, birth defects, immune system suppression and developmental problems in children.

Leonard Sax Report

"It may not harm you instantly, but it will poison you slowly and...gravely!"