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New Study Affirms BPA Link to Serious Health Problems

The first large study of Bisphenol A exposure in humans affirms that it is linked to higher rates of heart disease, diabetes and liver abnormalities.

This important new study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on September 16, 2008 by a team of British and American scientists. The report is based on their research carried out on 1455 men and women.

Despite the fact that this controversial chemical has been the subject of more than 100 studies that have linked Bisphenol A exposure to health effects in animals, the FDA maintains that BPA is safe. This stance is largely based on two studies funded by the chemical industry!

Contrary to the FDA’s position on BPA, a report by another American federal agency, the National Toxicology Program, has found “some concern” that BPA may cause developmental problems in the brains and hormonal systems of children.

Bisphenol A is a basic component of epoxy resins and polycarbonate plastic. Epoxy resins are used to coat the inside of almost all food and beverage cans. Polycarbonate is used in the manufacture of household electronics, CDs and DVDs, and many household products including baby and water bottles.

One obvious precaution is to stop buying water bottled in plastic. There are safe, affordable and convenient alternatives!