I doubt you'd like something else to worry about, but if you've read my other plastics safety post, you're probably already being careful about the plastics in your life. Now we have even more reason to do so…
Read an excerpt from the article:
Bisphenol A or BPA, a chemical found in plastics, has been linked to some of the most deadly and rapidly increasing medical conditions in American adults.
A research team from the University of Iowa, the Peninsula Medical School, the University of Exeter, and the University of Plymouth found evidence that links BPA to heart disease and diabetes in adults. BPA, which is used in polycarbonate plastic products such as refillable water bottles, some plastic eating utensils, compact disks and many other everyday products, is one of the world’s most widely-used chemicals.
Earlier studies in mice and rats shown that exposure to BPA could lead to diabetes, liver damage, obesity, and insulin resistance. Earlier this year, experts raised the concern that BPA could leach into plastic baby bottles and cause developmental and reproduction problems.
Read the whole article: Plastics Chemical Linked to Disease in Adults
- Read my full post on plastic safety – find out what all the fuss is about, what the numbers on plastic containers mean, safe alternatives, etc. This is still my most visited post.
- A “feel good” story from FOX News on bottled water…NOT! (This will probably really irritate you like it did me.)
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