In the race for money: "Toxic Chemicals From E-Waste Are Working Their Way Into Our Food Packaging."
If we had an unselfish political-economy, we'd not have such problems. What we have, however, is a system that brings out the worst: greed. The greedy don't care nearly as much about others. Some don't care at all. What we need is a system that brings out the best rather than rewarding the worst. We need to raise our children to be cooperative rather than competitive.