There seems to be some controversy on BPA- and it appears that nobody really knows what the long term effects will be of BPA will be in the human body. The solution, since there seems to be no answer is to avoid BPA as much as possible and stop using plastics with the number 7.
On April 2, 2009, Suffolk County, NY, became the first jurisdiction in the nation to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in empty beverage containers for children under the age of three. CU has repeatedly called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban BPA in children’s products and food and beverage containers.
Scientific studies suggest that BPA—a chemical widely used in food and beverage can linings, as well as in hard clear plastic bottles and food-storage containers—may cause harmful health effects from even common, low-dose exposures.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that BPA is found in 93% of urine samples collected by volunteers.
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