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October 5, 2008

The Plastic World : Effect on Fetal Growth & Reproduction

In this modern world, almost all of us use plastics in our everyday life, even in a small part. Almost to be our habit to use plastics, i.e households. Polycarbonate plastics are widely used in a variety of products. The toxic elements in consumer plastics sometimes do not make us concerned of these issue, in this case to our health. So the need to be environmentally responsible and to ensure adherence to regulations of toxic substances requires a clear understanding of the issues and a strong verification program at all stages of producers and consumers.
Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA), phthalates and flame retardants (PBDEs) are strongly associated with adverse health effects on humans and laboratory animals. A special section in the October 2008 issue of Environmental Research -- "A Plastic World" -- provides critical new research on environmental contaminants and adverse reproductive and behavioral effects.

Plastic products contain "endocrine disrupting chemicals" that can block the production of the male sex hormone testosterone (phthalates used in PVC plastic), mimic the action of the sex hormone estrogen (bisphenol A or BPA used in polycarbonate plastic), and interfere with thyroid hormone (brominated flame retardants or PBDEs used in many types of plastic). So far, it can affect human, animal and environmental health. [check the source from here please..]

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