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July 8, 2012


Would you eat plastic?

by Wendy Myers

A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives concludes that there really are no “safe” plastics, thanks to all the chemicals, additives, and processing aids that go into making plastic products. For individuals that want to toss the plastic habit, you would think they could at least rely on certain types of plastics, ones labeled #2, #4, or #5, because those plastics aren’t made using bisphenol A or phthalates. In a test of nearly 500 chemical containers, the authors discovered that nearly all exhibited some kind of estrogenic activity.


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