BPA (bisphenol A) is an ingredient found in many older plastic products (via National Institutes of Health). In the early 2000s, it was found to disrupt brain and reproductive development in children, and increase risk for breast cancer, obesity and other health effects. Many companies have since ceased using BPA in their products, though the FDA maintains that it is safe. It’s worth noting though that in 2012 the FDA banned the use of BPA in baby bottles (via NPR).
BPS (bisphenol S) is another potentially harmful ingredient commonly found in plastics. As concern over the use of BPA rose, many switched to using BPS instead. However, according to research, BPS isn’t really any safer than its predecessor and can cause many of the same health issues (via Live Science).
Trusty old plastic wrap could be problematic as well. Plastic wrap in the U.S. is made with an ingredient known as DEHA, which is very similar to phthalates, which help make plastic wrap so soft and clingy (via National Center for Health Research). However, according to Dr. Andrew Weil’s website, there is some limited research to suggest that these types of chemicals can cause reproductive issues and developmental issues in children.