Average of 36 toxic chemicals found in 13 participants in Maine study

Published: 19 June 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

According to the Kennebec Journal, you should “think twice before using that plastic water bottle again” and be “careful with that Teflon coated skillet” as a recent study revealed “how polluted we might all be” from using everyday products. The related study, conducted in Maine, tested 13 volunteers for 71 chemicals and found that the participants on average had 36 toxic chemicals in their body. Phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA), both allegedly plastics chemicals, were tested in the study. The article calls to “establish a research center to assess the chemical danger in Maine and to invest in research to develop environmentally safe plastics and other ‘green’ chemistry.”

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