Climate cultists like Pete Buttigieg enjoy lecturing ordinary people.
Buttigieg also said at one point that Americans who eat hamburgers or use straws are “part of the problem” when it comes to climate change.
With their “Save the Turtles” advertisements asking customers to give up their plastic counterparts, the eco-push to utilize paper straws has been a favorite to tug at the emotions of school pupils.
However, a recent study on the safety of paper straws may usher in a “Save the Humans” movement.
According to the study, which was published in the peer-reviewed journal Food Additives and Contaminants, paper straws may contain “forever chemicals” that are detrimental to both humans and the environment.
Belgian researchers tested 39 straw brands from restaurants and retailers for synthetic chemicals known as poly and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The study found that the majority of straws contained those chemicals, but they were most common in those made from paper and bamboo.
The chemicals are referred to as “forever chemicals” as they can remain for thousands of years in the environment. The chemicals have been associated with health issues including thyroid disease, increased cholesterol, liver damage and kidney and testicular cancer and can harm the environment as well.
Researcher Dr Thimo Groffen, an environmental scientist at the University of Antwerp involved in this study shared, “Straws made from plant-based materials, such as paper and bamboo, are often advertised as being more sustainable and eco-friendly than those made from plastic.”
“However, the presence of PFAS in these straws means that’s not necessarily true.”
“Small amounts of PFAS, while not harmful in themselves, can add to the chemical load already present in the body,” continued Groffen.
Of course paper straws are worse than plastic.
But the climate grift will march on… https://t.co/thcmpMIoEV
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) August 26, 2023
Never underestimate the government’s ability to screw everything up.