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Another strike against BPA

A new Harvard study has confirmed that bisphenol-A (BPA) can leach from bottles into humans. While past studies have linked BPA to cardiovascular disease and diabetes in humans and disrupted reproductive development in animals, this is the first study to reveal that drinking from polycarbonate bottles and baby bottles causes an increase of BPA in urine. The two-thirds increase might have even been higher if participants had been drinking hot liquids, according to the researchers.

The study is the first to show that drinking from polycarbonate bottles increased the level of urinary BPA, and thus suggests that drinking containers made with BPA release the chemical into the liquid that people drink in sufficient amounts to increase the level of BPA excreted in human urine .

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