General Information on Polystyrene

World Health Organization: Styrene Chapter, Air Quality Guidelines-2nd Edition, WHO Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2000, Chapter 5.12. According to this report, “The ability of styrene monomer to migrate from polystyrene packaging to food has been reported in a number of publications and probably accounts for the greatest contamination of foods by styrene monomer.” [p. 4 of Chapter 5.12]

European Union, European Chemicals Bureau, 2002, Risk Assessment Report on Styrene:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry:

OSHA web site on styrene:

EPA’s Air Toxics web site on styrene:

Toxipedia web site on styrene:

The Styrene Information and Research Center:

The Styrene Forum:

Healthy Child website on Styrene:

Firefighters with Parkinson’s Disease (linked to styrene combustion):

World Lingo on Polystyrene:

The Polystyrene Page:

Ecology Center, Adverse Health Effects From Polystyrene Leaching Into Food:

Earth Resource Foundation, Polystyrene Foam Report:

The Way to Go, Polystrene Fast Facts:

Cradle to Grave, The Life Cycle of Styrofoam:

World of Molecules, Styrene:

Green Flavour, The Truth About Polystyrene: