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  • Researchers recycles previously unrecyclable plastic

    PVC, or polyvinyl chloride, is one of the most produced plastics in the United States and the third highest by volume in the world. PVC makes up a vast amount of plastics we use on a daily basis. Much of the plastic used in hospital equipment—tubing, blood bags, masks and more—is PVC, as is most of more

  • Toxins in old toys an obstacle for circular economy

    Letting children play with hand-me-down plastic toys could constitute a health risk. When researchers at the University of Gothenburg tested a large number of old toys and dress-up items made of plastic, 84 per cent of the items were found to contain toxins that can disrupt growth and development an more

  • Potentially harmful chemicals found in plastic toys

    It has long been known that several chemicals used in plastic toys in different parts of the world can be harmful to human health. However, it is difficult for parents to figure out how to avoid plastic toys containing chemicals that may cause possible health risks to their children. Regulations and more

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Plasticizer

Plasticizer Plasticizers are additives that increase the plasticity or fluidity the material to which they are added, these include plastics, cement, concrete, wallboard and clay bodies. Although the same compounds are often used for both pla ... more

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