We are constantly ingesting chemicals leaching out of plastic:
Water bottles, Tupperware, Seran wrap, Tin and soda cans(lined with it), Toothbrush bristles, Food packaging, Microwave dinners and of course Bottled water.
Did you know even Paper Coffee Cups are lined on the inside with plastic?
When plastic is warmed up in a microwave or dishwasher, exposed to sunlight or exposed to acid(Seran wrap on food), it magnifies the amount of leaching.
Stay NO to Styrofoam! Often used for Take Out food or Hot Beverage cups. It contains chemicals known to be carcinogenic by the EPA. Leaching increases greatly when hot food or drink comes in to contact with it, or when heated in the microwave
Lobbyists for Plastic companies are trying to rebuke the studies. They are using the same tactics and often the same scientists the tobacco companies did. You can read about the court battles that have been going on between Eastman chemical(Triton) and PlastiPure(Bittner).
Despite the mounting evidence dating back to the 90’s until present from scientists around the world, the multi billion dollar plastic companies are winning and the EPA listed BPA as safe in 2014. Do your own research. The American medical Association reports that BPA mimics the most potent estrogen in the body. We are being ‘had’ in my opinion like we did with cigarettes for years.