News and Information about Plastics

Plastics of Particular Concern: BPA and DEHP
Nearly 100 billion pounds of plastic are produced in the United States each year. Plastics are now heavily used in food and beverage packaging, building products, electrical wiring, vehicles, furniture, toys, and medical devices. Plastics now comprise nearly 70% of the synthetic chemical industry in the nation. EHHI's report focuses on two plastic ingredients — bisphenol A (BPA) and Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).

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Pervasive Threat: The Danger of in utero BPA Exposure

Phthalates Potentially Alter Levels of a Pregnancy Hormone that Influences Sex Development

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Hyperactivity in Children Linked to Plastic Additive, BPA