Many plastics that used BPA have now replaced it with substitutes like BPS, a related molecule that may have just as many health issues.
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.
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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.
Organic? Conventional? Genetically modified? Decisions, decisions.
Affluent consumers may have more access to information about food than lower-income earners, but they are just as vulnerable to misinformation and pseudoscience.
Many of us worry about chemicals in our food, but you can relax about one thing.That green bean casserole may have a lot of calories, but not BPA.
What’s in your water bottle?
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.
Environmental chemicals are found in a range of common household products.
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Chemicals in a wide array of consumer products have been linked to conditions affecting physical, cognitive and emotional health.
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