BPA May Be Linked to Heart Disease Risk
Study Shows Higher Levels of Chemical Mean Higher Risk of Heart Disease
Reducing BPA Exposure
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) says there
is some concern about BPA safety for fetuses, infants, and children but
negligible concern over the chemical's reproductive toxicity for adults.
There's no way to avoid BPA entirely: It's in food, water, and air. But the
NIEHS offers this advice for people who want to reduce their exposure to
- Don’t microwave polycarbonate plastic food containers. Polycarbonate is
strong and durable, but over time it may break down from overuse at high
- Polycarbonate containers that contain BPA usually have a No. 7 on the
bottom, although not all containers with a No. 7 contain BPA.
- Reduce your use of canned foods.
- When possible, opt for glass, porcelain, or stainless steel containers,
particularly for hot food or liquids.
- Use baby bottles that are BPA-free.
The current Melzer study appears in the online journal PLoSOne.