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Amid health fears, plastic makers pledge greater transparency over chemicals
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Amid health fears, plastic makers pledge greater transparency over chemicals

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Plastic makers need to be more transparent about the chemicals used in their products, a leading chemicals industry group has said, as concern mounts about the health impacts of the everyday material finding its way into the food chain and human bodies.Tiny fragments of plastic have been found in blood samples, stools and placentas of unborn babies, recent studies have shown. Scientists are trying to understand the health risks of this new phenomenon, but concerns range from the impact on organs to how some plastic additives might disrupt hormonal systems."We certainly recognise that on the issue of additives in particular there is a need for more information and increased transparency," Stewart Harris, senior director for global plastics policy at the American Chemis...