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RE: [greenyes] Antimony links to the Agency for Toxic
Substances and Disease Registry information on antimony
Cathi Lyman-Onkka
Saint Paul - Ramsey County Department of Public Health
Environmental Health Section
Phone: 651-773-4449   Fax: 651-773-4454

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Stephan Pollard [mailto:sp@no.address] 
Sent:	Wednesday, March 12, 2003 12:02 PM
To:	Green Yes
Subject:	[greenyes] Antimony

Could someone explain to me in layman's terms what antimony is and how
and what it leaches from?  Does it volatize - under what conditions?
I've read that it leaches from PET.  Does that mean that every time one
drinks from a PET container they are ingesting some amount of it?  What
about the other plastics? Does it leach from them and under what
conditions?  I'm thinking especially of Tupperware and Zip Lock bags.
Also, does it bioaccumulate?


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