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We have talked about wintersowing on here. Tonight I was on facebook and was reading where the toxins in the containers were harmful. Is it transferred to the plants and then to humans? I am confused. I thought using the containers would be a good thing. Not sure what to do now.
Posts: 15330 | Location: Harford county, MD, zone 6 | Registered: May 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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To stabilize some plastics the manufactures added something called BPA which has been found can leach out of that plastic. More than likely your exposure to that BPA will be higher from drinking bottled water then from the plastic pots your grow things in.
The research I have seen indicates the amount of BPA that does leach out is pretty small although it may be potentially harmful to infants.

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Posts: 8185 | Location: Twin Lake, MI USA | Registered: Aug 19, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I'm with Kimm on this. When we recycle, we keep things out of landfills. I think it would take quite a bit to affect either plants or us. And most winter sowing plants don't spend all that much time in the plastic before they are planted out.

But there is no way for any of us to get away from a certain amount of toxins anyway. They are in our air & in our water and in our soils...all to different degrees/levels every day.

"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
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