Most Plastic Products Found Toxic, But Alternatives May Exist

Nearly 500 combined-plastic products tested induced estrogenic activity. Other plastic products did not, and would cost about the same to use in lieu of the EA-inducing products. But, there are other modes of toxicity besides EA, so product testing should include carcinogenicity, immune disruption, neurological damage, etc.

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"EPA Considers New Call for Toxicity Testing of BPA"

"The Environmental Protection Agency solicited public comment, July 26, about whether to require new toxicity testing and environmental sampling of bisphenol A, an ingredient in many plastics and food-contact resins." Recent studies suggest BPA exposure may come from a wider variety of products, and cause more serious health effects, than previously thought.

Source: Science News, 07/28/2011


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