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Re: “The Life of a Plastic Fork

I like Frankie the Fork but have two comments. As you wrote disposable plastic utensils are generally made of polystyrene (#6). However, later you wrote that 'BPA is added to ...disposable cutlery'. BPA is NOT added to polystyrene and polycarbonate utensils (which may or may not contain BPA) are designed to be reused indefinitely, like their metal counterparts. FYI, BPA is found in some #3 and certain #7 plastics (polyvinyl chloride and polycarbonate) but NOT in plastics with recycling codes 1,2,4,5,or 6. The most convincing evidence against BPA is its potential developmental toxicity (as an endocrine disrupter); studies showing BPA to be a carcinogen have been limited and inconclusive.

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Posted by polypoisons on 06/24/2010 at 12:12 PM

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