“Residues of plastics have become ubiquitous in the environment—and in our bodies.”

Published: 28 January 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to Science News, “Residues of plastics have become ubiquitous in the environment—and in our bodies.” The plastics chemical bisphenol A (BPA) lines the interiors of food, beer, and soft-drink cans, and BPA chemicals may leach into the products they contact. A new study conducted for the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) reportedly found that out of 2,500 people who had been recruited between 2003 and 2004 for the study, roughly 92 percent of the individuals hosted measurable amounts of BPA, according to a report in the January Environmental Health Perspectives. This is reportedly the first study to measure the pollutant in a representative cross-section of the U.S. population.

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