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Plastic Plates and Cutlery Cause Kidney Damage

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People who frequently eat food in plastic containers are damaging their kidneys, state scientists from Taiwan. For their study, the experts divided volunteers into 2 separate groups. One group ate soup in ceramic containers, while the other ate in plastic plates.

At the beginning of the study, all participants gave a urine sample for examination - before they ate and 2 hours after finishing their meals.

3 weeks later, the participants in both groups gave urine samples again to find out how eating from plastic and ceramic plates affected them. The scientists are categorical that eating from plastic plates is dangerous to human health.

Those volunteers who ate in ceramic plates had 2 times less melamine in comparison to those whose food was served in plastic plates.

Experts explain that melamine is used in the production of plastic products. It is known for increasing the risk of the formation of kidney stones.

Plastics release larger quantities of this substance when the food contained in them is warm or has a higher acidity, add scientists.


Around New Year's and the Christmas holidays, the subject of eating and drinking alcohol is very relevant. Despite the constant warnings from various experts in the field, folks celebrate the holidays with a bountiful table, loaded with all kinds of foods.

Besides the rich choice of food, there are usually several types of alcoholic beverages present.

And if eating heartily continues just several days around the holidays and then people resume their normal rhythm, when it comes to the consumption of alcohol, things can easily get out of hand.

Experts claim that a person can very easily become addicted to alcoholic drinks and the bottle can turn into a daily companion. One of the most common signs that indicate that you have drunk too much alcohol is the frequent visits to the bathroom in the middle of the night.

In addition, difficulties falling asleep is seen when over-consuming alcoholic drinks - very often while drinking large quantities of alcohol, a person is unable to get to sleep. And even if they manage to doze off, they do not feel alert in the morning.