The journal, Environmental Science and Technology has identified 10,500 chemicals in a range of plastics recently studied. More importantly, and of course more frightening, 2840 of these were “substances of potential concern” and 1000 of these can be harmful in small doses.
To make matters worse, over half of the chemicals that are potentially harmful are NOT regulated and ready…901 of these chemicals ARE KNOWN TO BE HAZARDOUS and are still allowed for use in our products…
On the plus side not everything plastic is toxic, many of the chemicals are considered safe. Do you which ones are safe? HMMM.
The key is to think about EPR legislation and to require that companies prove the safety of a product before it is placed in use.
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There are thousands more toxic chemicals in plastic than we thought