Covering nearly 800 potential food and water contaminants, this comprehensive handbook is a complete encyclopedia of the toxic effects of plastic ingredients. It is international in scope, covering all available toxicological data that fits existing requirements, including Russian toxicology data previously unkwn to the West. The handbook will be helpful when evaluating toxic properties of plastic materials currently in use. It also provides a perspective on materials containing previously investigated ingredients. The handbook extends beyond the realm of toxicology by including information on a number of the widespread food and water contaminants, heavy metals, and solvents. It will also be helpful when evaluating toxic properties t only of existing materials but also of future materials that contain previously investigated ingredients.