Study Finds Potential Harmful Plastic Chemical in 95% of People Tested

Published: 30 October 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS

PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer recently aired a segment focusing on the potential harmfulness of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), “used to make many common plastic products used in U.S. homes, including baby bottles.” The chemical, which is reportedly also found in “almost every food can on the shelves,” has been found in the urine of 95 percent of over 2,000 adults tested at random, according to the CDC. Although 38 internationally recognized scientists, all experts on BPA, recently announced the chemical could have adverse effects on human health, a definitive answer about the potential harmfulness of the chemical has not been reached.

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