打 PHTALATE - die ungesunden Weichmacher

打 PHTALATES - the unhealthy plasticizers

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Phthalates are found all around us and are mostly odorless. They sneak into the air we breathe and thus into our bodies. But they also find their way to us via food and cosmetics.

They can be found in cables, films, floor coverings, hoses, sports and leisure items, medical products, food packaging and even cosmetics:

Phthalates are a family of chemical compounds and belong to the PLASTICIZERS, which are used, for example, to make the otherwise hard and brittle PVC (polyvinyl chloride) elastic and flexible.

Unfortunately, phthalates are not firmly bound in the plastic, they are water-soluble and can evaporate over time.
They accumulate in the air in the room and in house dust and can get into our food. Phthalates enter our bodies mainly through the air we breathe and are suspected of endangering reproduction and disrupting the body's hormonal balance. For this reason, phthalates are banned in baby and toddler products.
Despite warnings and bans in Europe, various plasticizers can still be found today in moisturizing lotions, sunscreens, hairsprays, perfumes or nail polish.
The EU has severely restricted the use of the five phthalates most harmful to health.
However, other plasticizers, the effects of which are less well known, are still in use. It is therefore advisable to avoid using products containing phthalates as much as possible.

The AIRY biofilters are made of plastic and are flexible: Do they also contain phthalates?

No. We don't use PVC, but PP, i.e. polypropylene. It doesn't contain any plasticizers . PP can even be used to make baby bottles. The elasticity of our AIRY biofilter is due to the molecular structure of the polypropylene.
Do plants help against phthalates?
I have not found any research results specifically on phthalates. However, AIRY systems can help to reduce exposure to phthalates. Simply by reducing fine dust particles, e.g. from the finest abrasion of floor coverings. In addition, the zeolites in the mineral substrate bind VOCs.

Unfortunately, I can't tell you to what extent phthalates are metabolized by the plant. If you know more about it, I'd be happy to read and learn from you!

Do you have any questions about AIRY or plant care? Then feel free to write to me at info@airy.green .

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