A new study from the University of Rochester shows that bisphenol-A (BPA), a potentially toxic chemical found in many plastics, can enter the body via non-food sources and lingers in the body longer than previously thought.
According to the study, BPA, which is found in baby bottles, food storage containers, and can linings, might also be found in household dust, tap water, and receipt paper. The study also finds that BPA remains in the body about eight times longer than previously thought.
Previous studies have associated BPA with increased risks of various cancers, reproductive disorders, and interference with medication. The FDA maintains that BPA is safe, although another government entity, the National Toxicology Program, found that there was cause for some concern.
Study: Bisphenol-A, used in plastics, lingers in body [Detroit Free Press]