The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, found in plastic products, including baby bottles, is now linked to heart disease and diabetes.

The study by British researchers in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that among 1,455 U.S. adults, those with the highest levels of BPA were more likely to have heart disease, diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities than those with the lowest levels.

But U.S. regulators said on Tuesday they still believe it is safe.

“We have confidence in the data that we’ve looked at to say that the margin of safety is adequate,” FDA official Laura Tarantino said.

“But we have not recommended that anyone change their habits or change their use of any of these products because right now we don’t have the evidence in front of us to suggest that people need to.”

Maybe bisphenol A has already damaged her brain?

Bisphenol A is used in plastic food and beverage containers and in the coating of food cans. It’s most commonly found in baby bottles made of plastic #7 (polycarbonate).

Until now, environmental and consumer activists who have questioned the safety of BPA have relied on animal studies.

However, the human studies showing that BPA is damaging our liver and heart are downright scary.

And the worst thing is, FDA is doing nothing to acknowledge the danger. Well, to think that in 70 years of FDA’s existence this agency banned only nine toxic substances, it’s not really surprising.

Source: REUTERS

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