Study: US health costs related to chemicals in plastics reached $250 billion in 2018

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in plastics pose a serious threat to public health and cost the U.S. an estimated $250 billion in increased health care costs in 2018, according to new research published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. The paper is titled “Chemicals Used in Plastic Materials: An Estimate of the Attributable Disease Burden and Costs in the US.”

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