Why Plastic is Harmful for the Planet

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1. The Global Threat from Plastic Pollution

2. Reducing Coffee Cups in Businesses

3. Microplastics found in fresh Antarctic snow

4. Microplastics in placentas: occurrence, sources, and effects

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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1. Styrene officially linked to cancer.

2. Styrene exposure and risk of cancer.

3. World Health Organization finds increased cancer risk for chemical found in plastics. 

4. How likely is styrene to cause cancer?

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.