Last updated on August 20th, 2022 at 07:17 pm
A new study was conducted by the University of Cincinnati recently that found Bisphenol-A (BPA) can leech into liquids when boiling water is added to polycarbonate containers. The product’s age has an impact on the levels of BPA was one of the primary concerns, but this new study revealed it’s the temperature of the liquid that has the effect. It was on ABC News on wednesday and a reader of the report tipped me off.
It’s great that this is getting more attention in the media, but more importantly, more studies are being conducted to confirm what others were worried about. My policy is “better safe than sorry” in the case of BPA, so the same rules still apply concerning plastics:
- Don’t microwave foods or liquids in plastic bottles or containers
- Replace worn and/or scratched plastic or switch to glass alternatives
- Avoid plastic with the recycle numbers #3, #6 and #7 when possible
Study Source: Science Daily
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