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What should I do when using plastics?
Plastic is a part of our lives and will not be leaving anytime soon. Professor Fredrick S. vom Saal, a professor of biology at the University of Missouri, recommends using plastic items made with number 2 (high-density polyethylene) or 5 (polypropylene). When using the other plastics, follow these guidelines:
The key to using plastic safely is to use it as it is recommended.
Where can I find more information on plastics?
Polyvinyl Chloride Link:
Bisphenol A Links:
House Energy and Commerce Committee
National Toxicology Program
Environmental Protection Agency
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
American Chemistry Council
Plastic Alternative Links:
BPA free bottles and sippy cups
Last Editorial Review: 4/28/2008