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high levels of bisphenol A in baby feeding bottles

Written By Gopal Krishna on Sunday, December 14, 2014 | 4:45 AM

UNION MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE has informed the Parliament that it has been communicated by ICMR that Bisphenol A (BPA) is an industrial chemical used to make a hard, clear plastic known as polycarbonate which has been used since 1960s in many consumer products including reusable water bottles. 

In 2008 US FDA conducted a toxicology review on BPA which was till then judged to be safe. However, recent studies have found high urinary BPA levels to be associated with meningioma, obesity measures (BMI & waist circumference), peripheral artery diseases, hypertension, diabetes and reported heart disease but no link with use of feeding bottles has been established.

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