what the the harmful effects of eating plastic?

Not medical advice: Eating plastic can affect the hypothalamus, the thyroid, the reproductive organs and other parts of the endocrine system. Plastic contains plasticizers which belong to the chemical group phthalates. Phthalates can affect the human body’s hormone balance, which directly relates to the function of the endocrine system. The EPA claims there is a risk of phthalates transferring from plastic packaging to food.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 01:45PM EST
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