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Click for More InfoConcern about plastic pollution, according to scientists, is no longer just about the unsightly litter we see just about everywhere we go.
Increasingly concern is growing about the toxic contaminants associated with and attracted to plastic debris.
Plastics contain many toxic chemicals, such as flame-retardants, aromatic hydrocarbons, Bisphenol A, and phthalates in their manufacture.
The concern now is that these chemicals may be leaching out of the plastic into the environment and into the food chain.
It has also been suggested that Bisphenol A may be leaching into sea waters from the epoxy resins on boats.
Bisphenol-A (BPA) is an industrial chemical that’s been used since the 1960s in the manufacture of polycarbonate (PC) plastics, polyester resins, epoxy resins and those two part paints.
BPA is also used to make thousands of other products from safety equipment to eyeglasses to computer and cell phone casings.
It is also used in food packaging, such as the epoxy resins lining on the inside of metal food and beverage cans.
It has been suggested that BPA (even in trace amounts) may result in an array of health problems, such as chromosomal and reproductive system abnormalities, impaired brain and neurological functions, cancer, cardiovascular system damage, adult-onset diabetes, early puberty, obesity and resistance to chemotherapy.
The concern now is not so much that it is imbedded in plastic but that it can leach out.
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I have had no scientific training (apart from making stink bombs as a schoolboy).
The best that I can do is to highlight the fact that there is growing concern among the environmental health lobbies and in some governmental circles.
The use of BPA in baby bottles and ‘sippy cups’ has been banned in Europe and Canada.
The Great Lakes and Environment Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives approved a bill that will eventually ban the manufacture, sale, and distribution of several plastic items found in the average American pantry.
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And if having toxins leaking from the packaging isn’t enough what about the toxins in the products inside?
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