BPA in Your Body May Be 44 Times Higher Than Reported

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Independent testing shows your level of exposure to BPA may be as much as 44 times higher than previously reported
  • Scientists argue the FDA is using inadequate tests that underestimate levels of this endocrine-disrupting chemical
  • The government believes there is enough evidence to remove BPA from children’s items, yet it remains in products used by pregnant women
  • The FDA appears reluctant to change their testing methodology, clinging to the idea BPA poses no health risk and ignoring the mounting evidence of opposing peer-reviewed studies
  • Exposure to BPA and other endocrine disruptors can be reduced by using only glass to store food, eating mostly fresh, whole food, and having your tap water tested and filtered if necessary

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