BPA, chemical used to make plastics, found to leach from polycarbonate drinking bottles Into humans Exposure to BPA May Have Harmful Health Effects For immediate release: Thursday, May 21, 2009
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How many chemicals leach from plastic bottles?
Researchers from Brunel University in the United Kingdom found 150 chemicals that had leached into drinks from their plastic bottles, with 18 of those chemicals found at levels exceeding health regulations, the research published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials found.
Do polycarbonate bottles Leach BPA?
Previous studies had found that BPA could leach from polycarbonate bottles into their contents; this study is the first to show a corresponding increase in urinary BPA concentrations in humans. One of the study鈥檚 strengths, the authors note, is that the students drank from the bottles in a normal use setting.
Are polycarbonate bottles bad for your health?
Harvard School of Public Health researchers have found that college kids who drank from polycarbonate bottles showed a two-thirds increase of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in their urine. This is a potentially harmful chemical already banned in Canada.
Do plastic bottles increase BPA levels in urine?
Boston, MA 鈥?A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers found that participants who drank for a week from polycarbonate bottles, the popular, hard-plastic drinking bottles and baby bottles, showed a two-thirds increase in their urine of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA).