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Chemicals associated with plastic packaging: Inventory and hazards

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RT @SeabirdSentinel: At least 148 substances in plastic FOOD packaging are highly hazardous: many are known carcinogens, toxicity of many o…
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RT @martiwag: This is hot: Database of 4000 #plastic-associated chemicals, incl. 148 hazardous ones. Good job @jmuncke and @ThoBaSwe! https…
RT @SeabirdSentinel: At least 148 substances in plastic FOOD packaging are highly hazardous: many are known carcinogens, toxicity of many o…
RT @SeabirdSentinel: At least 148 substances in plastic FOOD packaging are highly hazardous: many are known carcinogens, toxicity of many o…
RT @SeabirdSentinel: At least 148 substances in plastic FOOD packaging are highly hazardous: many are known carcinogens, toxicity of many o…
RT @SeabirdSentinel: At least 148 substances in plastic FOOD packaging are highly hazardous: many are known carcinogens, toxicity of many o…
RT @SeabirdSentinel: At least 148 substances in plastic FOOD packaging are highly hazardous: many are known carcinogens, toxicity of many o…
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Supplemental Information

SF1 Categories estracted from CPCat

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27036v1/supp-1

SF2 Numerical values of hazard grade scores assigned to CLP hazard classifications

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27036v1/supp-2

SF3 Database of Chemicals associated with Plastic Packaging (CPPdb), ListA (likely associated) and ListB (possibly associated)

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27036v1/supp-3

SF4 List of the most hazardous chemicals likely associated with plastic packaging identified in this work

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27036v1/supp-4

Additional Information

Competing Interests

The authors declare no conflicts of interest. K.G., B.G., and J.M. are employees of a charity Food Packaging Forum Foundation (FPF). A.L. is employee of a charity International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec). Michael Warhurst is employee of a charity CHEM Trust. They were not restricted in any way in their work on this article.

Author Contributions

Ksenia J Groh conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Thomas Backhaus conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Bethanie Carney-Almroth analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Birgit Geueke prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Pedro A Inostroza analyzed the data, approved the final draft.

Anna Lennquist analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Maricel Maffini analyzed the data, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Heather A Leslie authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Daniel Slunge authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Leonardo Trasande analyzed the data, approved the final draft.

Michael Warhurst authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Jane Muncke conceived and designed the experiments, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

zenodo

DOI 10.5281/zenodo.1287773

for publishing the database file (essentially, Supplementary File 3 of this work)

(will be made publicly available after peer-review and acceptance for publication).

Additionally, at a later point the list of chemicals likely or possibly associated with plastic packaging will be uploaded into the Chemical Hazard Data Commons resource, maintained by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Healthy Building Network (HBN) (https://commons.healthymaterials.net/home) in order to facilitate further updates and collaborations on this list.

Funding

Work on this project was financed by a grant from MAVA foundation. B.C.A. is financed by the Swedish research council, FORMAS grant 216-2012-625. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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