Nature Lunch Box is a 100 % Australian owned company committed to providing a healthy and sustainable solution to the use of plastic lunchboxes. The company has been founded by Maria, mother of two young boys. Maria and her cancer specialist husband have become concerned about the use of plastic, a petrochemical substance, in the use of lunch containers. The chemicals present in these products may leach into food, despite it being labelled “BPA Free”.
Research has indicated a link between the use of plastics and childhood cancers, hormonal disruptions, obesity, hyperactivity asthma and kidney disorders. Concerns have been raised that environmental factors, including the use of plastics, is potentially responsible for Australian men having the highest rate of testicular cancer. Being unable to find suitable alternatives to plastic for her own boys, Maria was motivated to create her own range.
Lately we have seen the emergence of plastic BPA free containers. However, the BPA used in the production of these products has been substituted through the use of BPS, which in and of itself is a less than desirable substance. Early studies have shown a possible link between BPS and hyperactivity in the animal world.
The use of plastics has exploded in the last 50 years and is unlikely to stop anytime soon. Most people will come into contact with BPA and other noxious chemicals in daily life. However our mission is to start from the beginning and create an awareness, with each meal, that food can be non -toxic- just the way nature meant it to be!
bisphenols affect embryonic brain development
Bisphenol A, known as BPA, is a chemical produced in massive quantities around the world for use in consumer products, including household plastics. In response to public concerns, many manufacturers have replaced BPA with a chemical called bisphenol S (BPS), which is often labelled as “BPA-free” and presumed to be safer.
An international team of experts has reported that evidence linking hormone-mimicking chemicals to human health problems has grown stronger over the past decade, becoming a “global threat” that should be addressed.
The report is a joint effort by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme to give policymakers the latest information on chemicals that alter the hormones of people and wildlife.
STAINLESS STEEL CONSTUCTION
High quality stainless steel lunchboxes are a superior alternative to plastics, not only in terms of health implications, but also in terms of environmental cost. Unlike plastics, they are 100% recyclable. They are heat resistant and tough. They are also easily cleaned are non porous and therefore resist bacteria and germs.