Remember, BPA is one of the most widely used chemicals of all time and a known hormone disruptor that has been linked to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. BPA is used in the lining of metal food and beverage cans and it is in all of us. Nasty stuff and not what we need for sustainability yet there are ways to lower your levels.
“Previous studies have linked elevated BPA levels with adverse health effects. The next step was to figure out how people are getting exposed to BPA. We’ve known for a while that drinking beverages that have been stored in certain hard plastics can increase the amount of BPA in your body. This study suggests that canned foods may be an even greater concern, especially given their wide use,” said Jenny Carwile, a doctoral student in the Department of Epidemiology at HSPH and lead author of the study.
The findings were published online November 22, 2011, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). You can read more about the latest BPA Harvard School of Public Health study on the HSPH site.
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