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People concerned with the health and environmental effects of toxic chemicals associated with certain plastics can read further about these issues by reviewing the selected links below.

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bisphenol a
pthalates
dioxins

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General

Introduction to Toxic Substances leaving NYCWasteLess at NY State Dept of Health.

National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals leaving NYCWasteLess and general fact sheet leaving NYCWasteLess at US Dept of Human Health and Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

ToxFAQs leaving NYCWasteLess  at U.S. Dept of Health and Human Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

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Bisphenol A

A chemical used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy linings of cans.

Bisphenol-A Fact Sheet leaving NYCWasteLess at US Department of Human Health and Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from the National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals leaving NYCWasteLess

Bisphenol A leaving NYCWasteLess at New York State Department of Health

Bisphenol A Evaluation leaving NYCWasteLess at National Institutes of Health, National Toxicology Program

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Pthalates

A group of oily chemicals commonly used as plasticizers to make plastics flexible or resilient commonly used in PVC and many consumer products.

Pthalates Fact Sheet leaving NYCWasteLess at US Department of Human Health and Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from the National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals leaving NYCWasteLess

The Risk of Chronic Toxicity Associated with Exposure to Diisononyl Phthalate (DINP) in Children's Products leaving NYCWasteLess at the US Consumer Product Safety Commission

Review of The Role of Exposure to Phthalates from Polyvinyl Chloride Products in the Development of Asthma and Allergies: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis leaving NYCWasteLess, in Environmental Health Perspectives, Volume 116, Number 7, July 2008 – a peer reviewed publication of the National Institutes of Health – National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.

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Dioxins

A group of chemical compounds persisting for long periods of time in the environment that are formed as a result of natural and human-made combustion processes such as burning fuels, trash incineration, and forest fires.

Dioxin Questions and Answers leaving NYCWasteLess  at US Food and Drug Administration

Dioxin-like Chemicals Fact Sheet leaving NYCWasteLess at US Department of Human Health and Services, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, from the National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals leaving NYCWasteLess

Chlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins (CDDs) leaving NYCWasteLess Toxological Profile at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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