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Reading and Resources About Plastic Safety

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

· The Center for Science in the Public Interest offers links to a wealth of information on BPA safety from government, environmental groups and industry sources: http://www.cspinet.org/nah/bpa.html

· The Environmental Working Group's Cosmetic Safety Database lists phthalate-free cosmetics and personal health products: http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com

· The nonprofit Ecology Center lists phthalate-free toys: http://www.healthytoys.org/home.php

· Consumer Reports offers advice on plastics to parents of babies: http://www.ecomall.com/greenshopping/consumerbaby.htm

· The Center for Science in the Public Interest has posted an advisory about "Hard Questions About a Hard Plastic," published in the April edition of CSPI's Nutrition Action Newsletter: http://www.cspinet.org/new/200804021.html

· The American Chemistry Council, an industry group, offers a Q and A on plastics safety: http://www.plasticsinfo.org/s_plasticsinfo/sec_level2_faq.asp?CID=704&DID=2838

· The draft report of National Toxicology Program, released last week, is available online:

http://cerhr.niehs.nih.gov/chemicals/bisphenol/BPADraftBriefVF_04_14_08.pdf

· "Since You Asked -- Bisphenol A," from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/media/questions/sya-bpa.cfm

· Smart Plastics Guide, from the Institute for Agricultural and Trade Policy: http://www.iatp.org

· The Green Guide March/April 2001, from National Geographic: http://www.thegreenguide.com/issue.mhtml?i=88-89

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