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How to Reduce Your Exposure to Plastic in Food (and Everywhere Else)

Consumer Reports – “It’s nearly impossible to completely avoid bisphenols and phthalates. But several small, strategic shifts can help. Plasticizers—the most common of which are called phthalates—are used to make plastic more flexible and more durable. They’re so widely used that today, they show up inside almost all of us, right along with other chemicals found in plastic, including bisphenols such as BPA. Both types of chemicals have been linked to a long list of health concerns, even at very low levels. (Read our full report on these chemicals, “The Plastic Chemicals Hiding in Your Food,” which includes the results of our tests of 85 food products.) While most experts agree that big policy changes are needed to address the health risks posed by phthalates and bisphenols, in the meantime, there are some things you can do to help protect yourself and your family.” [h/t Pete Weiss]

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