1 Tahrcountry Musings: Watch out- Drinking water from plastic bottles made with the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could be dangerous

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Watch out- Drinking water from plastic bottles made with the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) could be dangerous

According to a new study by researchers from Harvard University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drinking water from plastic bottles made with the toxic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), increases urinary levels of the chemical by nearly 70 percent. The chemical is widely used in plastic drinking bottles, infant bottles. Resins that line cans of food and infant formula also contain this chemical. Babies are being exposed to the chemical unwittingly.

BPA, an industrial chemical that makes plastics hard and transparent has been shown to disrupt the hormonal system. This could in turn lead to reproductive defects, brain damage, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes.

The study has been published in the latest issue of the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

2 comments:

Sara Watson said...

nice post Mohan. Thanks for the info

Canada Guy said...

We all know disposable water bottles are wasteful and bad for the environment, yet their production is growing rapidly everywhere. Just 20 years ago the market for plastic water bottles was practically nonexistent, but today we produce billions of these completely unnecessary products. There can be only one sane response, plastic water bottles must be banned!

http://www.selfdestructivebastards.com/2009/10/water-bottle-manifesto.html