Monday, January 14, 2008

Plastic containers

Bisphenol A is a chemical found in some plastic containers, drink bottles and the lining of cans. There has been a debate that it is linked to cancer.

According to this month's Reader's Digest, while the European Food Safety Authority concluded earlier this year that the levels of exposure were within safe limits, a US study has now challenged this and a decision is due on what to do.

In the meantime, you can lower your exposure to bisphenol A. Website thegreenguide.com suggests you discard cracked, old items, and only refill plastic bottles with the original type of liquid.

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