Why Plastic is Harmful for the Planet
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Why Plastic is Dangerous for your Health
Studies show that #6 plastic, styrene, is bad for your health and exposure may cause cancer, specifically when heated.
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The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Toxicology Program (NTP) lists styrene as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has determined that styrene is a possible human carcinogen.
How can styrene affect children?
We do not know whether children would be more sensitive than adults to the effects of styrene. It is likely that children would have the same health effects as adults.