The American Chemistry Council criticized claims by Leonardo Trasande, a pediatrician who told Reuters Health that bisphenol A and di-2-ethylhexylphthalate, or DEHP, may increase insulin resistance. His study, however, has fundamental limitations, said Steven Hentges of the Polycrbonate/BPA Global Group at ACC. For example, it is "well-established in scientific literature that BPA is rapidly eliminated from the body such that single urine biomonitoring samples indicate only very recent exposure," Hentges said.

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