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Even ‘BPA-Free’ Plastics Leach Endrocrine-Disrupting Chemicals


Article Source: Health And Fitness Journal

Plastic containers and
linings often leach chemicals into the surrounding environment.  And
some of those chemicals, like the endocrine-disrupting bisphenol-A
(BPA) and phthalates, may be harmful to your health.

Manufacturers have even
begun advertising some products as “BPA-free.” But a
recent study found that most plastic products leach
endocrine-disrupting chemicals even if they’re labeled “BPA-free!”

The scientists found that 70 percent of common plastic products
tested positive for estrogenic activity, and that number rose to 95
percent when the products were subject to real-world conditions such
as dishwashing or microwaving.

Time Magazine reports:

BPA
is particularly worrisome simply because it is so common. Nearly
every American has some amount of BPA in his or her body, in part
because plastics are so ubiquitous.”

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