chemical in plastic (polycarbonate) is dangerous

16 years ago

Thought this article might be of interest to polycarbonate greenhouse owners. Sure was to me!!! I am wondering now if veggie plants can pick this stuff up!

Bisphenol A, or BPA, has been detected in nearly all human bodies tested in the United States. It is a key building block in the manufacture of hard, clear, polycarbonate plastics, including baby bottles, water bottles and other food and beverage containers. The chemical can leak from plastic, especially when containers are heated, cleaned with harsh detergents or exposed to acidic foods or drinks.

Toxicologists say exposure to man-made hormones skews the developing reproductive systems and brains of newborn animals, and could be having the same effects on human fetuses and young children.

Here is a link that might be useful: Scientists say evidence mounting that chemical in plastic is dangerous

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