Marta Guron, PhD

Professor of Chemistry & Plastics at Villanova University
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Marta is an experienced professor with a demonstrated history of working in higher education with a focus on inorganic chemistry, polymers and sustainability. She has also an experience running elementary outreach program. Marta is a strong education professional skilled in chemistry, research, writing and sustainability initiatives.

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  • PET contains suspected carcinogens, including the compounds antimony trioxide and acetaldehyde. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration banned it in bottles and cans intended for children. Unfortunately, the general population is still exposed to BPA in their consumable water bottles. Using it for the first time would [release] the most chemicals in the highest concentrations. The concentration of those additives would decrease over time as the chemicals get washed away or ingested.

    20 April 2021
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