Thursday, January 29, 2009

BPA Plastic May Stay in Body Longer

A new study indicates that the controversial plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) lingers in the body at high levels for much longer than was previously thought, even after fasting for 24 hours, suggesting that BPA either does not metabolize rapidly, or is coming from non-food sources, or both. BPA is used to harden plastics in many types of products, including baby bottles and water bottles, and is also used in PVC water pipes, as a coating inside metal food cans, and to make dental sealant. Read more.

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