BPA-Free Plastics Might Not Be Safer After All
Is that a plastic cup in your hand? Even PBA-free plastics aren’t safe, according to new evidence. “Almost all” the tested commercially available plastics leached synthetic estrogens, a major study funded by the National Institutes of Health found. The estrogen-like chemicals in the plastics have been linked to cancer, diabetes, obesity and endocrine disruption, and pose a particular risk for young children. Who’s slamming the evidence? The $375-billion-a-year plastics industry, which critics claim is attempting to bury the negative findings in a campaign reminiscent of the smoking-isn’t-so-bad-for-you days.