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Study Links BPA Intake From Plastic Containers To Hypertension

December 8, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Add a new item to the list of health concerns related to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a common constituent of plastic bottles, packaging and food and beverage cans. A new study found that the BPA levels in the urine of people who drank soy milk from a can rose dramatically within two hours, along with blood pressure. Those who drank the same beverage from glass bottles without BPA linings, however, experienced no increase in blood pressure. The researchers said a single instance of BPA intake and increased blood pressure is probably not of concern. But drinking from multiple cans or plastic bottles every day could contribute to hypertension.
Anahad O'Connor, "BPA in Cans and Plastic Bottles Linked to Quick Rise in Blood Pressure", The New York Times, December 08, 2014, © The New York Times Company
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