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Worrying insights into the chemicals in plastics

Plastic is practical, cheap and incredibly popular. Every year, more than 350 million tons are produced worldwide. These plastics contain a huge variety of chemicals that may be released during their lifecycles—including substances that pose a significant risk to people and the environment. However, only a small proportion of the chemicals contained in plastic are publicly known or have been extensively studied. More:

Worrying insights into the chemicals in plastics  –  Phys.org
Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics  –  Phys.org
Complexity of plastics make it impossible to know which are dangerous  –  Phys.org
Deep Dive into Plastic Monomers, Additives, and Processing Aids (Research article)
Benchmarking the in Vitro Toxicity and Chemical Composition of Plastic Consumer Products (Research article)Plastic is practical, cheap and incredibly popular. Every year, more than 350 million tons are produced worldwide. These plastics contain a huge variety of chemicals that may be released during their lifecycles—including substances that pose a significant risk to people and the environment. However, only a small proportion of the chemicals contained in plastic are publicly known or have been extensively studied. More:

Worrying insights into the chemicals in plastics  –  Phys.org
Bioplastics contain substances that are as toxic as those in ordinary plastics  –  Phys.org
Complexity of plastics make it impossible to know which are dangerous  –  Phys.org
Deep Dive into Plastic Monomers, Additives, and Processing Aids (Research article)
Benchmarking the in Vitro Toxicity and Chemical Composition of Plastic Consumer Products (Research article)
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