Why do we need to switch to bamboo brushes in Pakistan?
You will understand the significant need to shift to bamboo toothbrush or any bamboo products only when you realise what adverse effects plastic have on the environment. To make an assessment, you would have to take a deep look right at the very beginning of the process of how plastic or plastic toothbrush is manufactured?
Components and chemicals used to manufacture plastic.
First you need to know that plastic is made from a mixture of elements like carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, chlorine, Sulfur, and of course crude oil but the worst chemical of all that is mixed in this cocktail of chemicals to produce your everyday use items like plastic tableware and bottles for drinks, straws,
food containers, toothbrushes inside of water pipes and the inside of cans for food and drink to increase their shelf-life and avoid getting a metallic taste on the food or drink is called Bisphenol A (BPA).
BPA has been classified as an endocrine disruptor, which means that it has toxic effect on our ability to reproduce.
Plastics typically have high molecular weight, meaning each molecule can have thousands of atoms bound together. Phthalates are chemicals often used as softeners for PVC plastic. To make plastic more flexible. But the good news is that the FDA banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and children’s cups in 2012. However, it’s likely still found in many other plastics.
What is PVC?
Another Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is widely known as the most toxic plastic for health and the environment. In its production, it releases dioxins, phthalates, vinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride, lead, cadmium and other toxic chemicals. It can leech many of these harmful chemicals into the water or food it’s being used to contain, which is how those chemicals get into our bodies.
Burning and composing all these chemicals together on a large scale release toxins and micro plastic particles in the air and water consequently having hazardous effects on eco-system and habitat.
With all the negative effects plastic have on your health, Ask your self would you like to wake up every morning to expose your mouth to all these chemicals present in your plastic toothbrush and then ingest these chemicals all day long ?
If NO, then you need to switch to bamboo toothbrushes. Or any product which is not made of plastic, it can be glass stainless steel or any material which is proved to be beneficial for health and environment and doesn’t lasts longer then you yourself.