BPA linked to heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

by Nick

This article from the New Scientist isn’t a recent one, but it does touch on an important topic.

Lately a lot has been written about how BPA, found in polycarbonate plastics in our homes, is an endocrine disruptor. We read about how it interferes with the sexual development of children, and how it has been associated with increases in the incidence of certain cancers.

The New Scientist article touches on two different, and chronic illnesses – heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Here is how the article opens:

“The dispute over the dangers posed by bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical found in common plastics, has taken a new turn. Two US government bodies have previously issued conflicting advice about its safety, but now an epidemiological study suggests it raises the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.”

As we make our voices heard about the dangers posed by BPA in household plastics, it is important to address the very broad range of illnesses it has been connected with. This is a chemical that appears to contribute to the incidence of almost every chronic illness facing society today.

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