Why is this happening?
The abundance of plastics in our everyday is coming under increasing scrutiny, and the chemicals used to manufacture and adapt them for different uses are being regulated much more closely.
Since the 1950’s the plastics industry has grown exponentially, and for decades without regulation. This is changing, but even chemicals that are on banned lists can be substituted with so-called safer alternatives, many of which haven’t been fully analysed to see how safe they are for humans and animals to interact with. The testing process for new chemical formulations can take years to catch up with what’s permitted –
just because a chemical is approved for use doesn’t mean it’s safe.