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Could BPA be linked to heart disease, too?

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More bad PR for bisphenol A this week: new research confirms a possible link between BPA, a chemical commonly found in water bottles and other plastic containers, and heart disease. Science has a good write-up on the study, which appears in the current online issue of PLoS ONE. And as is noted in Toronto’s Globe and Mail, the findings are “likely to add to the controversy” over the safety of the estrogen-like chemical, which is also linked to other health problems. Canada has already designated BPA a toxic compound and banned it from plastic baby bottles; here in the states, we’re still waiting for the FDA to weigh in.

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