Poisonous Plastics?

Some cling wraps, children's toys and even IV bags may be carrying--and shedding--toxic chemicals

Odds are your plastic food wrap is not going to kill you. You're probably in no immediate danger from the plastic bowl you used to store last night's spaghetti or from the IV bag from which you once got a blood transfusion.

Over time, though, according to a growing body of evidence, the chemicals that make up many plastics may migrate out of the material and into foods and fluids, ending up in your body. Once there they could make you very sick indeed. That's what a group of environmental watchdogs has been saying, and the medical community is starting to...

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