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Subject: plastic odor in new food containers

Date: Thu Feb 4 14:12:42 1999
Posted by Robert
Grade level: nonaligned
School: No school entered.
City: NY State/Province: NY
Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 918159162.Ch

Sometimes, new plastic food storage containers (made from either 
polypropylene or PET) can have a mild "plastic" odor.  Does 
anyone know what kinds of chemicals would cause this odor?

Re: plastic odor in new food containers

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