Our plastic world

Some products contain chemicals that can pose a serious health risk

By Emily Sohn, 15:51 PM September 26, 2008

Try to count everything you use that’s made of plastic. I dare you.

Done yet? I didn’t think so.

Your list may include toys, yogurt containers and pens. But did you remember to include telephones, bike helmets, spatulas and shower curtains? How about straws, food wrappers, picture frames and the seat covers on your school bus?

Plastic is everywhere because plastic is an extremely useful material. It is cheap, strong and lightweight. What’s more, it can take on nearly any form or shape, ...

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