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Study: High BPA Linked to Sex Problems in Men

Men Exposed to High Levels of the Chemical Reported Erection Problems, Lower Sex Drive

Consumer BPA Risk Debated continued...

But there is little way of knowing if the canned foods you buy contain BPA in their linings because few manufacturers say so on the labels.

Gerwig expects that to change as more consumers demand BPA-free products.

American Chemical Council spokesman Steve Hentges, PhD, tells WebMD the new study has little relevance to the public at large because BPA levels among the exposed workers were so much higher than normal.

He points out that the study was relatively small, with just 230 occupationally exposed and 404 unexposed workers, and it relied on self-reported observations of sexual dysfunction.

“It is interesting information, but is of little relevance to the average consumer using products with trace levels of BPA,” he says. “Based on the findings of the many government agencies that have examined the science, there is a consensus that BPA poses little risk to human health at these levels.”

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