Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Plastics And Poison

Numerous studies are now finding that worrying implications regarding bisphenol A, a chemical found in many plastics. Previously animal studies had raised concerns, this study from JAMA highlights the risk to humans. We need to do something about all the chemicals that we are now exposed too. All of us are exposed to these chemicals and research is increasingly pointing towards dangerous implications of this exposure.

The news item can be read here.

ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2008) — Higher levels of urinary Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound commonly used in plastic packaging for food and beverages, is associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. This study is being released early to coincide with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing on BPA.

The research article can be read here.

Association of Urinary Bisphenol A Concentration With Medical Disorders and Laboratory Abnormalities in Adults

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