While widely used, several plastics commonly found in drink packaging have the potential to cause serious harm. Few people may think twice about using a polystyrene foam cup to hold their morning coffee or afternoon tea, but, in reality, these cups have been the focus of multiple studies that analyze the product for toxic chemical release. While being particularly harmful to the environment is rarely a serious corporate concern when pitted against profitability, several plastics used to hold drinks have been linked to chemicals that can do great damage to the human body.
If you have been harmed because of toxic chemicals in your drink containers, contact the Appleton defective food container attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 for a free case evaluation.
BPA, also known as bisphenol A, sparked a major outcry among consumers who drink bottled water when the chemical was found to have possible side-effects on the endocrine and nervous systems. While many consumers quickly switched over to different water bottles, there was a significant period of time when these products could have exposed them to widespread health concerns. Between polystyrene cups and bottles using BPA, the following health risks can be incurred:
While polystyrene and BPA are commonly cited problem chemicals, others can still be found in use when cost-cutting goes too far. The reality is that restaurants, distributors, and food services manufacturers may not research their own products sufficiently before applying them for public use. The cost of this negligence is then passed on to the consumer.
If you have been injured because of the chemicals in a cup or bottle, you may be eligible to file a legal claim against the negligent party. Contact the Appleton defective food container lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling 800-242-2874 to discuss your situation with an experienced legal professional.