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[GreenYes] expanded polystyrene - health + environment effects
Jessica,

We did a series of three Facts to Act On (FTAO) articles on the health
implications of polystyrene food and beverage containers (#5, #22, and
#23).  The articles are more than 10 years old, but I believe the data
is still relevant.  To order them, go to:
http://www.ilsr.org/recycling/ftao/ftao_past.html.

Brenda Platt
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
http://www.ilsr.org/recycling

5. Are Polystyrene Food and Beverage Containers a Health Hazard? (August
15, 1990)
Summarizes a paper by George Baggett on the neurological, hematologic,
cytogenic, and carcinogenic effects of styrene ingestion. Polystyrene,
commonly known as styrofoam, contains remnants of styrene. (Refer to #22
and #23 for related information.)

22. Polystyrene Industry Responds to FACTS TO ACT ON No. 5, "Are
Polystyrene Food and Beverage Containers a Health Hazard?" (June 14,
1991)
The industry response seeks to establish that there is no cause for
concern. (See #23 too.)

23. George Baggett's Response to the Polystyrene Industry's Review of
 "Styrene Migration into Human Adipose Tissue" (June 14, 1991)
George Baggett, the author of FTAO #5, presents a rebuttal to the
industry's argument.

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