Melamine

What is Melamine? Melamine is an organic compound commonly used in manufacturing products like melamine dinnerware and plastic coatings. Though melamine is known for being highly durable and having an attractive glossy finish, it has recently caused concern due to its ability to contaminate food and water, thereby potentially compromising human health. Even though melamine …

Flame Retardants

What Are Flame Retardants? Flame retardants are chemicals used to slow down the spread of flame and delay the ignition of combustible materials. They can be found in a variety of products such as furniture, electronics, carpets, and flame-resistant plastics. While flame retardants can provide a measure of safety in preventing fires from occurring, their …

Types of Chemicals Found In Plastics

Bisphenols Bisphenols are a class of industrial chemical compounds that have been used in manufacturing products since the 1960s. They are commonly found in plastics like polycarbonates, epoxy resins and other polymers, as well as food and beverage containers, cash register receipts, the lining of water pipes, some dental composites and dental sealants. Bisphenols can …

Chemicals and Toxins in Food Containers

This guide was developed to help provide an overview of chemicals and toxins used in food containers, as well as the related negative health impacts. We provide context and background information to help you understand which chemicals are used, why they are of concern, and how regulations aim to reduce the toxicity of food containers. …