Usually we are not aware of potentially harmful ingredients in plastics packaging that could have a negative influence to our health. This helpful database could help us to avoid the potentially most hazardous chemicals.

CBI ‘hampering protection’ of health and the environment A group of NGOs and scientists have developed a database containing more than 4,000 chemicals potentially found in plastic packaging. The research project Hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging: State of the art, prioritisation, and assessment, aims to establish which chemicals in plastic packaging are of most concern to human health and the environment, and to identify potential alternatives. The researchers (see box) examined information sources, such as the US EPA’s chemicals and products categories database (CPCat), books and reports on the use of chemicals in plastics, and commercial websites on plastic […]

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