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Many plastics that used BPA have now replaced it with substitutes like BPS, a related molecule that may have just as many health issues. skhunda/Shutterstock.com

Study shows BPA substitutes may cause same health issues as the original

BPA, used widely in plastics and as a liner in food cans, was replaced by a related chemical called BPS. But it seems that this substitute may also harm eggs and sperm and disrupt hormones.
Microplastics in the Mediterranean Sea. By Dirk Wahn/shutterstock.com

We are guinea pigs in a worldwide experiment on microplastics

Microplastics are everywhere--our water, soil, and even the air we breathe. The consequences of this exposure on human health is unknown. But studies in animals give us reason to worry.
What’s in your water bottle?

BPS, a popular substitute for BPA in consumer products, may not be safer

Manufacturers have removed the industrial chemical BPA from many products over concerns that it mimics hormones in the body. Now studies show that BPS, a popular substitute, has similar effects.
Experts have called for a cautious interpretation of a study’s finding that exposure to the plastics chemical BPA was linked to baby brain development problems. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninedragons

Experts criticise study linking chemical BPA with baby brain problems

A new study that found the common plastic ingredient bisphenol A (BPA) may harm a baby’s brain development in-utero has been…
You’d need to consume around 100 cans of soup a day to reach dangerous BPA exposure levels. Neil Conway

Should the latest research about plastics exposure worry us?

Bisphenol A (BPA) - a chemical used in the manufacture of polycarbonate plastics and some epoxy resins – has been in the news quite a bit lately. Headline-grabbing news items have been breathlessly reporting…

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