May 20, 2009

Guides to safe plastics

Plastic manufacturers beware! I've been seeing a lot of these "Guides on safe plastics" in the tweeting world...

Here's one from the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility. They place HDPE (#2), LDPE (#4) and PP (#5) as safe plastics, while the rest -- PET (#1), PVC (#3), PS (#6), and others including polycarbonate (#7), not safe.

Here's a Healthier Food Uses of Plastics advice from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: "With your food, use #4, #5, #1 and #2. #3 and #6 are not good for you!"

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