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Old Mon Jan 17, 2011, 10:06 AM
tom30 tom30 is offline
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plastic cups

Still trying to clean up exposure to possible contributors to BM issues, plastics are everywhere but I will avoid this one. It's noted by a 6 in the recycle code.

http://www.plasticfreebottles.com/pd...stic-Codes.pdf

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Polystyrene

Avoid
May leach styrene, a possible human
carcinogen. May be a hormone disruptor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polystyrene

There has been concern about the trace presence of polystyrene's production chemicals in the final plastic product, most of which are toxic if not removed. For instance benzene, which is used to produce ethylbenzene for styrene, is a known carcinogen. As well, unpolymerized styrene may pose health risks.

However,

Based on scientific tests over five decades, government safety agencies have determined that polystyrene is safe for use in foodservice products. For example, polystyrene meets the stringent standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the European Commission/European Food Safety Authority for use in packaging to store and serve food. The Hong Kong Food and Environmental Hygiene Department recently reviewed the safety of serving various foods in polystyrene foodservice products and reached the same conclusion as the U.S. FDA.[35]
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Old Mon Jan 17, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Hi Tom,

A quick and informative read you might enjoy is "slow death by rubber duck" by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie. It's no wonder we have so many chronic health problems when you realize the level of synthetic/endocrine disrupting chemicals in our houses. A client of mine told me about the new mattress they purchased for the 9 yr old son....it was wrapped in plastic when they got it. First night on the mattress and he awoke with a rash as well as swelling of his hands and feet. Anytime he got near it, he reacted to it. The good thing here is that they were able to see the effects and return it. How many of us show no visible, outward sign and continue to feel these products are safe.

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Old Mon Jan 17, 2011, 11:05 PM
Robi1Knobi Robi1Knobi is offline
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thanks

Thanks for sharing more info, every bit helps!
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