Study: BPA levels in urine increase after drinking from plastic bottles

The consumption of beverages from polycarbonate bottles increases levels of the chemical bisphenol A in urine, according to a Harvard study. Researchers found the levels of BPA in the urine of a test group increased by two-thirds after that group drank from polycarbonate bottles for a week. Steven Hentges of the American Chemistry Council said the study shows that exposure to BPA from polycarbonate bottles is "extremely low," which he says indicates "that even exclusive use of polycarbonate bottles does not lead to unusually high levels of bisphenol A in the urine."

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