Adverse effects of plastic and microplastic on the human body

Plastic waste is a significant problem to the environment, and its non-biodegradable property makes it difficult to recycle. It pollutes the environment and causes irreparable harm to wildlife, pollutes the water bodies, and even contributes to climate change.

The adverse effects of plastic on our daily health go beyond just environmental concerns. Studies have found microplastics in the human body less than 5mm in size. These enter our bodies through various sources including food, water, and even air.

Apart from the usual usage of plastic, one of its significant uses common among Indian households is the plastic water tanks installed on their rooftops. We use this water stored in tanks for our daily chores.

Difficult to clean, these tanks tend to promote the growth of algae, which, when mixed in water, lead to fungal infections, breakouts on the skin, hair fall, and even cause asthma. However, that is not all. Due to the constant heat and UV rays of the Sun, the plastic particles break down into microplastics, which enter our bodies and cause further damage. Plastic has EDCs (Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals), which lead to disruption of your neurological functions, tamper with your immune system, affect your pancreatic health, which leads to diabetes, and can even cause cancer & infertility to both men and women.

Thus, making conscious choices about the materials we use, is essential for promoting a healthier lifestyle, especially regarding water storage tanks.

Sun Stellar has been dedicatedly providing innovative, high-performing, and sustainable solutions in solar thermal and solar power energy for more than a decade. We have been at the forefront of the industry, thanks to our team of experts and their commitment to continuous research and development. With the aim of strategic expansion, we have also ventured into the water storage industry, launching stainless steel water tanks, energy-efficient water heating solutions and heat pump-based water heaters.

As a company, it is our responsibility to contribute to the well-being of the citizens. We know the significance of reducing unhealthy footprints in the environment and promoting a healthy way of living. While we have been dedicated ourselves to innovate on sustainability and a green lifestyle, there are many other problems to solve. One such critical barrier to a healthy and sustainable living is the extensive use and dependence on plastic. From single-use plastic bags to disposable water bottles, plastic has become integral to our daily lives, but its convenience comes at a cost. Thus, it is essential to address the adverse effects of plastic on our daily lives.

Eco-Friendly Water Storage Solutions

To tackle the harmful effects of plastic on the human body, we offer an eco-friendly water storage solution. Our stainless-steel water tanks are designed to provide safe and clean water storage while reducing the environmental impact.

Unlike plastic tanks, stainless steel tanks are non-reactive to the UV rays of the Sun and do not break down, breaking down to toxic chemicals in the water. These are a much safer and more hygienic option for storing water than plastic. Made with extra reinforced steel, stainless steel water tanks remain unaffected in harsh weather conditions, their durability is what makes them a wise choice.

By making the switch to Sun Stellar stainless steel water tanks, you can not only contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment but also take a step towards promoting better health for yourselves and society.

The adverse effects of plastic on our daily health and the environment cannot be ignored. It is time to take action and change our practices to reduce our reliance on plastic and promote eco-friendly alternatives for a sustainable lifestyle.

Chief Seattle said, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” Keeping that in mind, let’s prioritize and adopt a sustainable lifestyle so that future generations not only have the resources to rely upon, but may also enjoy a greener life.

By Aditi Taluja, Director, Sun Stellar

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