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PETE or PET - POLYETHYLENE TEREPTHALATE - This triangular number on the plastic indicates that it is safe to store and consume food in it, but for a limited period of time.
HDPE - High Density Polyethylene - This triangular number is typically marked on plastic products that are commonly used for packing foods. It is also considered a safe category plastic.
PVC - Polyvinyl Chloride - This plastic is very rough and hard, it is not used for food, it is unsafe to use it for food, as it causes hormonal problems in the body called phthalates.
LDPE - Low Density Polyethylene - This plastic is also classified as safe; it is thin and flexible. It can be used for a limited time only. Harmful chemicals start coming out of it in the sun.
PP - Polypropylene - This plastic is mostly used for liquid foods. There is no harm in pouring hot liquid in the utensils made of it. It is considered a safe plastic for food items.
PS - Polystyrene Styrofoam - Ranked in the most unsafe plastic category, it prevents the chances of cancer as well as other diseases when used to pack food items.
Other PS - Placed in the UNSAFE category, PS is usually found written on items made of this plastic. This plastic has been known to cause cancer, as it contains toxic substances such as bisphenol BPA.
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