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As a precaution, large supermarket chain Tesco removed one of its grated cheese products from refrigerators because they may have been contaminated by tiny fragments of plastic.

Bioplastics may avoid some of the issues associated with non-biodegradable fossil fuel­–derived plastics, but they’re no panacea.

Since the late 1960s research has shown that a plastic additive in polyvinyl chloride (PVC), leaches from medical devices and is toxic to multiple organs, especially for premature infants.

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