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The health implications of plastic

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by ConsultaPanel Team, 14 Mar 2017


The answers to your true or false quiz!



Thank you for participating in the "Health implications of plastic" questionnaire.
Here are the answers to the true or false quiz.

If you did not participate in the survey, feel free to take the quiz below!

The purpose of this quiz is to test your knowledge regarding the health implications of plastic.

TRUE OR FALSE?

a.
Plastic beverage bottles may be used for warm beverages.  
b.
Cling wrap (e.g. Glad Wrap) may be used in the microwave, if you poke holes in it.
c.
Food or beverage cans may be used to bake bread or pudding in them.
d.
Some food and beverage cans contain plastic.
e.
Canned food may be heated in the can.

a to c = false, d = true, e = false 

The following illnesses/diseases can be linked to the use of plastic food and beverage packaging /containers.

1.
Cardiovascular diseases
2.
Liver enzyme abnormalities
3.
Metabolic disorders (including type 2 diabetes)
4.
Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, (ADHD)
5.
Urogenital abnormalities (urinary track defects)
6.
Infertility
7.
Prostate cancer
8.
Breast cancer  

1 to 8 = true

IDENTIFICATION CODES: TRUE OR FALSE?
 

a.
These codes show how many times a product may be used.
b.
The codes show if a product is made of recycled plastic.
c.
The codes show that the product may be recycled.
d.
The codes show what type of plastic is used in the product.
e.
The codes show whether a product may be heated.
f.
The codes show whether a product may be frozen.

a to c = false, d to f = true

BISPHENOL A (BPA): TRUE OR FALSE?

a.
BPA is a chemical substance.
b.
BPA is a hormone.
c.
BPA is a type of plastic.
d.
BPA is found in plastic.
e.
BPA is used in the production of certain types of plastics.
f.
BPA is found in food and beverage cans.
g.
BPA hardens plastic.
h.
BPA makes plastic transparent (see-through).
i.
BPA is harmful to human health.

a = true, b & c = false, d to i = true

FOOD STORAGE / PREPARATION: TRUE OR FALSE?

The following food and beverage packaging / containers may be frozen:

1.
Plastic beverage bottles
2.
Beverage cans
3.
Food cans
4.
Plastic take-away boxes
5.
Polystyrene take-away boxes
6.
Lunch boxes
7.
Plastic bags (e.g. Ziploc, Glad) cook in bags, sandwich bags, freeze in bags
8.
Plastic shopping bags
9.
Cling wrap (e.g. Glad Wrap)

1 to 9 = false 

The following food and beverage packaging / containers may be heated in a microwave:

1.
Plastic beverage bottles
2.
Beverage cans
3.
Food cans
4.
Plastic take-away boxes
5.
Polystyrene take-away boxes
6.
Lunch boxes
7.
Plastic bags (e.g. Ziploc, Glad) cook in bags, sandwich bags, freeze in bags
8.
Plastic shopping bags
9.
Cling wrap (e.g. Glad Wrap)
10.
Microwave meals
11.
Boxed meals

1 to 11 = false 

The following food and beverage packaging / containers can be washed in a dishwasher:

1.
Plastic beverage bottles
2.
Beverage cans
3.
Food cans
4.
Plastic take-away boxes
5.
Polystyrene take-away boxes
6.
Lunch boxes
7.
Microwave meal containers
8.
Boxed meal containers

1 to 8 = false 

The following food and beverage packaging / containers can be used more than once:

1.
Plastic beverage bottles
2.
Beverage cans
3.
Food cans
4.
Plastic take-away boxes
5.
Polystyrene take-away boxes
6.
Lunch boxes
7.
Plastic bags (e.g. Ziploc, Glad)
8.
Plastic shopping bags (to cook or heat food in it)
9.
Cling wrap/ Glad Wrap
10.
Microwave meal containers
11.
Boxed meal containers

1 to 5 = false, 6 & 7 = true, 8 to 11 = false

The following food and beverage packaging / containers be exposed to different extreme temperatures (e.g. to cook food in them, and to freeze leftovers in them):

1.
Plastic beverage bottles
2.
Beverage cans
3.
Food cans
4.
Plastic take-away boxes
5.
Polystyrene take-away boxes
6.
Lunch boxes
7.
Plastic bags (Ziploc, Glad, sandwich bags)
8.
Plastic shopping bags
9.
Cling wrap/ Glad Wrap
10.
Microwave meal containers
11.
Boxed meal containers

1 to 11 = false 

The following food and beverage packaging / containers can be used after they had been left in the car for a long time:

1.
Plastic beverage bottles
2.
Beverage cans
3.
Food cans
4.
Plastic take-away boxes
5.
Polystyrene take-away boxes
6.
Lunch boxes
7.
Plastic bags (Ziploc, Glad)
8.
Plastic shopping bags
9.
Cling wrap/ Glad Wrap
10.
Microwave meal containers
11.
Boxed meal containers

1 to 11 = false

Chemicals can pass from the following packaging / containers into food and beverages:

1.
Plastic beverage bottles
2.
Beverage cans
3.
Food cans
4.
Plastic take-away boxes
5.
Polystyrene take-away boxes
6.
Lunch boxes
7.
Plastic bags (e.g. Ziploc, Glad)
8.
Plastic shopping bags
9.
Cling wrap (e.g. Glad Wrap)
10.
Microwave meal containers
11.
Boxed meal containers
12.
All plastic packaging and containers

1 to 12 = true

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