Bring light to All Hallows’ Eve

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: Decor

Now that fall is underway and you’re already growing tired of all the pumpkin-flavored treats, Halloween must not be too far away. That means it’s time to head to the store to pick up the trendiest Halloween decor to guarantee a shocked response from trick-or-treaters. But before you do, consider what some of these products are made of. Chances are, some may be polycarbonate plastic made with a safe, common chemical known as BPA.

BPA is a building-block chemical used to make a certain kind of plastic known as polycarbonate, which has unique properties that make products like flashlights lightweight and durable. And its shatter-resistance makes it ideal for use in LED lights to illuminate your Halloween-scape to guide trick-or-treat-ers to your doorstep.

Before heading to the store, here are some of the common ways BPA is used to keep trick-or-treaters spooky and safe on Halloween night:

Flashlights

For trick-or-treaters, flash-lights are a must-have to avoid losing their way. Poly-carbonate gives flashlights their strong, shatter-resistant outer casing so trick-ortreaters can spook their way through their neighborhood late into the evening.

Halloween decorations

Every neighborhood has one house that spares no expense when decorating for holidays throughout the year. But did you know many of those decorations would not be possible without poly-carbonate? It makes those spooky plastic tombstones and skeletons durable and shatter-resistant.

LED lights

To keep your jack-o’-lanterns burning bright into the night, LED lights have become the lights of choice.

Polycarbonate plastic allows LED lights to be more durable and energy efficient as well as transparent.

Products made with polycarbonate help keep trick-or-treaters safe on Halloween night, and using BPA to make the polycarbonate for these products is safe as well. BPA is one of the most widely studied chemicals in use today, and when it comes to BPA used in food contact materials, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) answered the question, “Is BPA safe?” with a clear answer — “Yes.”

With Halloween fast approaching, rest assured your trick-or-treater will have a safe and fun Halloween thanks to polycarbonate made from BPA — which isn’t so spooky after all!

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.