Saturday, April 19, 2008

Plastic and yet another reason to avoid it

Discover magazine had a somewhat alarming article about the dangers of plastic featured on its site yesterday. Definitely wants to make me think twice about things like my storage containers and water bottles, never mind the dozens of other plastic things I find myself using on any given day. It mentions BPA (or bisphenol A) which has been in the news in Canada this week, as Canada has just become the first country in the world to deliberately limit human exposure to it with Ottawa's intention to ban its use in baby bottles. The chemical is commonly found in hard plastics, including compact discs, food and beverage containers (most notably hard clear reusable water bottles) and the liners in metal cans.

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