Plastic #3 (PVC)

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Don't Cook With Plastic #3

Due to its adverse health effects, plastic #3 should be kept away from heat and not used to store food. Common objects made with plastic #3 include crystal/cling wrap, cooking oil bottles and some clear food packaging.

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Toxic Toys

Many toys are made from PVC plastic and so could pose a serious health risk to children. While industry groups claim that their toys are safe, the Center for Health, Environment and Justice has serious concerns. Regardless, it is always a safe bet to avoid plastic #3 altogether because of its toxicity.

What Plastic #3 Can Become

Plastic #3 can be recycled into decks, paneling, mats, mud flaps, roadway gutters and speed bumps.