Safety of Plastics in Consumer Products

Witnesses testified about the safety of phthalates and bisphenol-A in consumer products. Phthalates are chemical substances that make… read more

Witnesses testified about the safety of phthalates and bisphenol-A in consumer products. Phthalates are chemical substances that make PVC plastic soft and flexible. They are widely used in products such as food wrappings, cosmetics, soft plastic toys and other baby products. Bisphenol-A is used to make polycarbonate plastic that is popular because of properties such as shatter-resistance and high heat resistance. It is used in water bottles, baby feeding bottles, microwave ovenware and eating utensils. Both chemicals are suspected to cause cancer and developmental problems in humans. close

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Program ID:
205914-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 10, 2008
Last Aired:
Jun 11, 2008

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  • Jun 10, 2008 | 10:08am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 10, 2008 | 7:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 10, 2008 | 10:34pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 11, 2008 | 4:17am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 11, 2008 | 5:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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