A chemical widely used in plastic products, including baby bottles, plastic food and drink containers could increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes, suggests a new research.
According to the study, higher levels of Bisphenol A (BPA) in the urine is linked with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities.
BPA is one of the world’s highest production-volume chemicals, and is used in plastics in many consumer products.
“Widespread and continuous exposure to BPA, primarily through food but also through drinking water, dental sealants, dermal exposure, and inhalation of household dusts, is evident from the presence of detectable levels of BPA in more than 90 percent of the U.S. population,” wrote the authors.
I guess I’ll immediately have to find an alternative to my son’s water bottle that he carries to school!