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Study finds just 2.2% of Baltimore’s trashed plastic is recycled, while 47% is burned

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Speaking as part of the online event, Dan Morhaim, of Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility, emphasized the impact of plastics on health and the environment…According to Morhaim, the manufacture and incineration of plastic releases cadmium, chromium and benzene, “all known causes of cancer,” as well as hydrogen cyanide, a corrosive irritant, and lead “which can enter the body via inhalation or ingestion and can cause permanent neurological damage in children.”

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