Home > Current Controversies > Why Is Plastic Packaging Toxic? Get the Flash Player to see this player. Rate: (Click the stars to rate) Published on Nov 23, 2010 by dreliaz, Views: 3213 In this segment, Dr. Isaac Eliaz exposes the growing dangers of plastic packaging. Each year in the United States, nearly 90 million plastic bottles are purchased, burdening both the environment and your health. Certain chemicals contained in these plastic containers—including bisphenol-A (BPA) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)—act as xenoestrogens, or substances that mimic estrogen in the body.