News: BPA stays in body longer than once thought

By Kristie Turck •  Published 01/29/09 •  2 min read

Last updated on February 16th, 2009 at 01:28 pm

As if there weren’t enough issues regarding BPA, a new study has shown that BPA lingers longer in the body than they once thought:

“What this study shows is that either we are getting exposed to a lot more BPA than we thought, or it’s hanging around longer than we thought, or both,” said lead researcher Dr. Richard W. Stahlhut, a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Environmental Health Sciences Center, in New York.

So as far was we can tell, they’re still unsure as to what’s causing BPA to linger in the body.  My guess is both.   BPA is in nearly everything:

Stahlhut noted that BPA is used to harden plastics in many products, including plastic bottles, PVC water pipes and food-storage containers. It’s also used to coat the inside of metal food cans and in dental sealants. It’s even found in cash register receipts and recycled paper, he said.

While it sounds nearly impossible to avoid BPA entirely (believe me, I’ve tried), there are lots of things you can do to limit your exposure to BPA:

What are the ways you’ve tried to limit your exposure to BPA?  Send us your tips and we’ll post them here.