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Activist calls for Styrofoam ban in Greene Co.

Feb 12, 2014 7:53 am
Kyle Adams is reporting in The Daily Mail the Health Services Committee of the Greene County Legislature Mon., Feb. 10, heard from anti-Styrofoam activist Charles Lake, who asked the legislature to consider a countywide ban on Styrofoam food containers. Lake appealed to lawmakers to follow the example of more than 100 other communities statewide and ban the use of Styrofoam as a food container for environmental and health reasons, alike. Lake said the toxicity from Styrofoam is exactly like the toxicity from tobacco smoke. In 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services National Toxicology Program listed styrene as “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen.” Health Services Committee Chairwoman Patricia Handel of Durham said she and other committee members will have to research the issue before considering any action. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.