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Plastics and Health

Plastics and Health
Spanish Version

Avoid using plastic containers for food and beverages and for toys children will chew on. The toxic chemicals from plastic can get into food and beverages and can be bad for your health. They may increase risks of health problems as serious as miscarriage, diabetes and cancer. Oily and fatty foods are the most affected.

Babies inside the womb and young children are at greatest risk for plastic health hazards.

Tips for safer, more sustainable food use of plastics

? Recycling codes 1, 2, 4, and 5 are safest. Avoid 7! Remember