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California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns

California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns

California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns California Lifts Ban on Plastic Bags Amid Virus Concerns Retailers in California can once again hand out free single-use plastic bags under an executive order announced on Thursday by Gov. Gavin Newsom, the latest turn away from reusable bags amid the coronavirus outbreak. The order permits stores to provide customers with …

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Exposure to Plastic Chemicals Before Conception Tied to Premature Births

Exposure to Plastic Chemicals Before Conception Tied to Premature Births

Pregnant women exposed to phthalates, a group of chemicals used in many products, may be at increased risk for preterm birth, studies have found. Now a new study has found that exposure even before conception may increase the risk. Phthalates are found in plastic toys, hair sprays, soaps, perfumes and other products and can contaminate foods by contact with packaging. …

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