Water and Plastics

CHEMICAL IN PLASTICS IS TIED TO PROSTATE CANCER

Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2006

Bisphenol A, found in baby bottles and microwave cookware, permanently altered genes in newborn lab rats, a study finds.

By Marla Cone

Linking prostate cancer to a widespread industrial compound, scientists have found that exposure to a chemical that leaks from plastic causes genetic changes in animals' developing prostate glands that are precursors of the most common form of cancer in males.

Rejecting the toxic plague: WAR ON PLASTIC

by Jan LundbergGreenpeace - campaigning against toxic PVC

Northern Californians Against Plastic

new report: plastics additive of great toxicity: deca-BDE

Plastic as toxic trash is barely an issue with health advocates, environmentalists, and even those of us looking toward the post-petroleum world. Instead, "recycling" and future "bioplastics" distract people from keeping plastic out of their lives. As the evidence from our trashed oceans and damage to human health mounts, plastic can no longer be conveniently ignored. The days of naive trust and denial need to be put behind us, and a war on plastics declared now.

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