Plastic has a long and rich history, with some people claiming that it’s a miracle medicine.
But its role in our lives is changing.
The new plastics we’re seeing are not always natural.
They’re made from plasticizer and other chemicals.
In fact, some of the plastic we use everyday has been engineered to resist corrosion and wear.
Today’s plastic products can be as dangerous as a plastic bottle.
Here’s what you need to know about plastic, and the products you should be avoiding.
Plastic can be recycled, too.
While many plastics are recyclable, many are not.
They can be mixed with other materials and then combined to create new materials, like paint, glass, or other plastics.
But they also can be harmful to your health, and many contain toxic chemicals that could damage your eyes, lungs, or reproductive organs.
Plastic may also have a role in the environment.
Plastic debris, especially in landfills, can leach toxic metals into the air and soil, and can pollute water supplies.
Plastic bottles are also a huge environmental threat.
According to the American Council on Science and Health, plastic bottles can leech up to 6 pounds of plastic per person per year, or about 1 million plastic bags per year.
And a plastic bag can contain as much as 1.4 million pounds of carbon dioxide per person.
Plastic-containing products can also be a hazard to your eyes and your health.
Studies have shown that plastic can irritate your eyes’ cornea, which can damage your vision.
The lining of your eye can also become coated with polyvinyl chloride, which may cause irritation, vision problems, and even blindness.
The toxic chemicals in plastic are toxic to bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms.
The most dangerous plastic chemicals in the food chain are phthalates, a chemical that can cause birth defects and reproductive harm.
Phthalates are also used in some baby-proofing products.
And even though some plastics may contain other chemicals, some may be harmless, too, such as polypropylene and polyethylene.
So be sure to avoid plastic packaging when possible.
And don’t forget about the food you eat.
Some plastics can be toxic to fish and shellfish.
And if you’re trying to make a healthier choice, you might want to avoid some processed foods like packaged baked goods, processed snacks, and sugary drinks.
Plastic has been used in cosmetics, clothing, toys, and much more.
The United States alone produces more plastic than all the plastic produced in China, Russia, and Japan combined.
The U.S. and many other countries have banned plastic packaging, as have some countries that have adopted labeling laws.
But it’s worth noting that some countries, including Australia and New Zealand, have not banned all plastic.
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