Disease: childhood obesity, cardiovascular disease, and child hormonal disorders
Where it hides: in type 3 plastics (most often used for technical purposes due to its danger, but sometimes you can see it on the shelves of grocery stores), as well as in cling film.
The plastic of this type is made of polyvinyl chloride, which can emit phthalates. They destroy hormones, promote childhood obesity and cardiovascular diseases, as well as interfere with the development of male genital organs. Especially dangerous can be the cling film, in which vegetables are wrapped — with such close contact, it easily passes its toxins to food.
Disease: kidney failure, and also bad mood
Where it hides: in type 6 plastic (cups for yogurt, meat trays, boxes for vegetables and fruits, and heat-insulating boards are made of it).
When heated, it releases styrene, which can cause depression and fatigue. In high doses, it can also affect kidney function and cause cancer.
Disease: hormonal failures, problems with metabolism
Where it hides: in the type 7 plastic (it is used to make high-capacity water bottles)
It may contain BPA (or bisphenol A), which adversely affects the endocrine system, that in fact may lead to metabolic disorders. Sometimes it is also associated with cancer and infertility.