Chemical In Plastics Tied To Major Health Problems

September 17, 2008

A new study has linked a common chemical found in plastics, bisphenol A (BPA), to major health problems...Boston (ChattahBox) – A new study has linked a common chemical found in plastics, bisphenol A (BPA), to major health problems.

Researchers carried out the study by looking at a total of 1,400 people between the ages of 18 and 74.

They then measured their BPA levels in their urine, to see if it had any impact on heart problems.

Those with the highest BPA levels would have been considered safe under FDA policy.

The group that had the highest level of BPA in their urine faced a risk of developing heart disease that was three times above normal.  They also were twice as likely to develop diabetes compared to those with low BPA levels in their urine.

Studies have linked BPA to health problems in the past, but this new study is raising warning flags like never before.

Infants are most at risk due to the fact that they get the most exposure due to baby bottles.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.


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