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Plastics and Health.

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School
Queen's University
Department
Health Studies
Course
HLTH 102
Professor
Melody Torcolacci
Semester
Winter

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PlasticsPVC Harmful Largest source of DioxinCarcinogenEndocrine disrupterDioxins are released when PVC is burnedAvoid plastic bottles with Nalgene PVC Polycarbonateo Made with Phthalates Makes plastic more flexibleLong term exposure causes organ damageDeclining sperm countsSexual deformitiesTesticular cancerEarly pubertygender bendingcausing more males to become more femaledisrupt endocrine systemshigh levels of phthalates in all AmericansHigh levels in women exceeding safety levelsLead to birth defectsWe are exposed to many d
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