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Dangerous chemicals (DIDP & DINP) used in plastic chemical packaging may increase the risk of diabetes and high blood pressure in young people. A study finds!

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It’s Official! Chemicals in Plastic Packaging Present Health Risks.
A recent study conducted by the NYU, Landone Medical Center discovered two chemicals DINP & DIDP were found to pose significant health risks particularly with young children & adolescents. 
DINP & DIDP are known as di-isononyl & di-isodecyl phthalate respectively have been around a while. They came about as an alternative to the toxic Phthalate just over 10 years ago.  
Unitil now they have been widely seen as safe chemical packaging materials for industry. Unfortunatley its has been discovered that plastic containers with DEHP are causing high blood pressure.
The Scientist who discovered that Phthalate was harmful previously is the same person who has investigated DIDP & DINP. Dr Leonardo Trasande. A NYU Landone Medical Center professor. 
The study of the two replacements has become an absolute necessity in recent years as the two chemicals have been introduced by both the Food & Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency. 
Chemical Packaging Materials Pose Risk To Young Lives! 


In Dr Leonardo’s study the sample size was 365 subjects containing the urine samples of children from the ages of 12 to 19 years. 


The goal was to measure the level of DINP & DIDP present in each individuals urine. Also how resistant were they to insulin? 


The results demonstrated a clear link between increased levels of Phthalate used in packaging and high insulin resistance. 


This means the more Phthalate that was found the more prone that person was to diabetes. 


The second part of the study looked at a wider sample with the urine samples of 1,300 adolescents between the ages of 8 & 19. This time they were looking at the relationship between Phthalate and high blood pressure. 


The findings here indicated that high level of Phthalate mean a bigger risk of hypertension.  


Dr Leonardo concluded that the results suggest the chemicals could possibly be independent contributors to insulin resistance and high blood pressure ailments. 


They also warned that plastic packaging containing Phthalate should be replaced with either wax paper or pet laminated aluminium foil as a substitute. 


It interesting to note they also recommend the consumption of fresh food most of the time as this helps reduce the risk of consumers coming into contact with the dangerous chemicals that can be used in packaging!