Your editorial on the dangers of plastics was right on target. The health implications are enormous for animals and humans.

Plastics are xenoestrogens which mimic estrogen. The result is the universal occurrence of estrogen dominance, which causes breast cancer, prostate cancer and other malignancies. When one in every two males and one in every three females will develop cancer in her lifetime, we have a serious epidemic. Plastics are wonderful in terms of what we use them for but they are hazardous to our health.

The EPA must wake up and take a more aggressive role in limiting the pollution of our planet and ultimately the polluting of our bodies. It is not by accident that we are seeing epidemic numbers of cancers and neurodegenerative diseases. These are environmentally triggered.

Thank you for calling this problem to our attention.

Allan Lieberman, M.D.

Center for Occupational

& Environmental Medicine

North Forest Drive

North Charleston