06 Aug '18, 7pm

Pediatricians Warn Against Using Plastic Numbers 3, 6, 7

The next time you use a plastic container or bottle, you might want to look at the little number inside the triangle recycling symbol. In a report issued last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) said that plastics with the recycling codes 3 (phthalates), 6 (styrene) and 7 (bisphenols) should be avoided unless they are labeled as "biobased" or "greenware," which do not contain these chemicals. The AAP also warned that plastic should not be heated in microwaves or placed in dishwashers, as the heat can cause chemicals to leach into food. The AAP's report, published in the August issue of Pediatrics , adds to a growing body of evidence that plastic not only negatively impacts the environment, it can also negatively impact human health. "Rapidly accumulating scientific evidence suggests that certain chemicals added during the processing of foods and those that may ...

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