Monday, October 6, 2008

Plastic Freakout

It seems like so many of today's children's products are made of plastic. Some plastics are considered fairly safe, while others are known to contain carginogens or to leach chemicals that disrupt hormones. How do you know what to avoid? Although there are many non-plastic alternatives, it's difficult to avoid plastics altogether. The Oregon Environmental Council has put out an informative safer plastics guide that outlines the different types of plastics, the products they're used in, and the risks associated with them. Click on the safer plastics link on the Oregon Environmental Council site where you can download the plastics information or request a hard copy that folds up neatly into your wallet.

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