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2. Styrofoam cups

white Styrofoam cups

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  • Contains: styrene
  • Use instead: paper or glass cups

Styrene is the main ingredient in Styrofoam products. In 2014, it was officially labeled a suspected carcinogen. It’s also found in everyday products like various plastics and your refrigerator. The best way to avoid styrene? Stop purchasing Styrofoam products.

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