Chemicals used in plastic bags can hurt your health.  1. Direct toxicity, as in the cases of lead, cadmium, and mercury 2. Carcinogens, as in the case of diethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP) 3. Endocrine disruption, which can lead to cancers, birth defects, immune system suppression and developmental problems in children.

Chemicals used in plastic bags can hurt your health. 1. Direct toxicity, as in the cases of lead, cadmium, and mercury 2. Carcinogens, as in the case of diethyl hexyl phthalate (DEHP) 3. Endocrine disruption, which can lead to cancers, birth defects, immune system suppression and developmental problems in children.

Reusable Bags are part of the solution to our trash problem! #EcoFactFriday…

Reusable Bags are part of the solution to our trash problem! #EcoFactFriday…

With this expanded ordinance, San Francisco joins 49 other cities and counties in California working to rid our environment from costly and harmful plastic bags...

With this expanded ordinance, San Francisco joins 49 other cities and counties in California working to rid our environment from costly and harmful plastic bags...

11. Instead of plastic shopping bags, opt for a) no bag, b) a reusable cloth bag, or c) a paper bag.

11. Instead of plastic shopping bags, opt for a) no bag, b) a reusable cloth bag, or c) a paper bag.

According to statistics, in 2012, the United States produced a staggering 32 million tons of plastic waste and only recycled a mere 9 percent of that.

According to statistics, in 2012, the United States produced a staggering 32 million tons of plastic waste and only recycled a mere 9 percent of that.

Do you know many single use plastic bags (like you get at the grocery store) are floating around out in the ocean? Neither do I. What I do know is that there are 5 giant gryes of plastic floating in our oceans and harming the sea life. Get reusable grocery bags and say "No" to the single use bags.

Do you know many single use plastic bags (like you get at the grocery store) are floating around out in the ocean? Neither do I. What I do know is that there are 5 giant gryes of plastic floating in our oceans and harming the sea life. Get reusable grocery bags and say "No" to the single use bags.

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