The Plastics Problem
Plastics that May Be Harmful to Children
and Reproductive Health
News and Information about Plastics
Plastics of Particular Concern: BPA and DEHP
Nearly 100 billion pounds of plastic are produced in the United States each year. Plastics are now heavily used in food and beverage packaging, building products, electrical wiring, vehicles, furniture, toys, and medical devices. Plastics now comprise nearly 70% of the synthetic chemical industry in the nation. EHHI's report focuses on two plastic ingredients — bisphenol A (BPA) and Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP).