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April 24, 2019 / By Carlene
Question: what numbers are unsafe for plastic bottles? I know that 7 is bad and that is all what are all the other Numbers or brands? Also does anyone know what products contain the chemical phthalate?
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Andreana Andreana | 8 days ago
Avoid plastics labeled as 3, 6 and 7 for use with food and beverages. For more information see this fact sheet: http://www.healthobservatory.org/library... The plastics that are harmful marked as "7" are polycarbonate plastics. The problem is some new bio-plastics are also marked as "7" but they are harmless. The "7" simply means "other."
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Andreana Originally Answered: Can it be unsafe to leave your body?
It can be extremely dangerous, if you don't know what you are doing - especially how to protect yourself. While you are swanning off someplace else, you leave your body behind, unguarded. Others can take it over, leaving you lost.
Andreana Originally Answered: Can it be unsafe to leave your body?
You must chain your body to a bike rack or telephone pole. Otherwise, it could be stripped for parts, or towed.

Weston Weston
I threw ALL my plastic out and switched to glass just to be on the safe side. i now use Born Free glass bottles. Besides those plastic ones start to stink after a while no matter how much you wash them
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Samson Samson
Heres a news report about plastics for baby bottles. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chemical in some plastic food and drink packaging including baby bottles may be tied to early puberty and prostate and breast cancer, the U.S. government said on Tuesday. Based on draft findings by the National Toxicology Program, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, senior congressional Democrats asked the Food and Drug Administration to reconsider its view that the chemical bisphenol A is safe in products for use by infants and children. The chemical, also called BPA, is used in many baby bottles and the plastic lining of cans of infant formula. The National Toxicology Program went further than previous U.S. government statements on possible health risks from BPA. It said: "There is some concern for neural and behavioral effects in fetuses, infants and children at current human exposures." The findings expressed concern about exposure in these populations, "based on effects in the prostate gland, mammary gland, and an earlier age for puberty in females. Rep. John Dingell, a Michigan Democrat and chairman of the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee, said the draft cast doubt on the FDA's position that BPA was safe. "I hope the FDA is willing to reconsider their position on BPA for the safety of our infants and children," he said. The National Toxicology Program said laboratory rodents exposed to BPA levels similar to human exposures developed precancerous lesions in the prostate and mammary glands, among other things. "The possibility that bisphenol A may impact human development cannot be dismissed. More research is needed," the agency said. Bisphenol A is used in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins and can be found in food and drink packaging as well as compact discs and some medical devices. Some dental sealants or composites contain it as well. The National Toxicology Program expressed "negligible concern" that exposure of pregnant women to BPA causes fetal or neonatal death, birth defects or reduced birth weight and growth in babies. It also had "negligible concern" that exposure causes reproductive problems in adults. The American Chemistry Council industry group said the conclusions confirmed that human exposure to bisphenol A is extremely low and noted no direct evidence that exposure adversely affects reproduction or development in humans. In Canada, the Globe and Mail newspaper said the Canadian health ministry was ready to declare BPA a dangerous substance, making it the first regulatory body in the world to reach such a determination. The newspaper said the ministry could announce the decision as soon as Wednesday. Environmental activists long have warned about health concerns regarding the chemical. They praised the draft findings of the National Toxicology Program, which cited more potential worries about the chemical than did a panel of experts that advised the program last year. "NTP's decision corrects the scientific record. It reflects a significant body of science showing that BPA may play a larger role than previously thought in a host of common health problems," Anila Jacob of the Environmental Working Group said in a statement. (Editing by Alan Elsner and Maggie Fox)
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Samson Originally Answered: How long after a chicken lays it's egg are they unsafe to eat?
The egg is safe to eat as soon as it is laid of course. Even if you don't gather it for hours it will be fine. I've gathered eggs up to 36 hours after they were laid & never had a prob. If the hens are healthy & on a proper diet the eggs can last unrefrigerated or a few days. The older a hen gets the thinner her shells will get (you prob wouldn't notice) so the eggs become more delicate & susceptible to breakage before you get to them. Do a google search of "chicken forums" and you'll find many site for the small flock owner. Here are a couple: http://www.backyardchickens.com/ or http://www.mypetchicken.com/ You may want to check for the agricultural extension center in your state. It's usually associated w a state university and most now offer info for small backyard flocks like yours.

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