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A coalition of healthcare and environmental groups has petitioned FDA to re-examine the safety of BPA in light of an EU study claiming that harmful effects from BPA exposure can occur at levels tens of thousands times lower than previously thought.
Biodegradable polymers are only truly compostable under industrial conditions. Scientists in the UK have found a way to make PLA break down by adding sugar to the polymer chain and exposing it to UV light.