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Today in Food: Watch for No. 7 on Your Plastic Bottles

February 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

New research says that those hard plastic soda and water bottles, sports bottles, and food containers may be harmful to us as a reproductive species. It’s because of a chemical compound, Bisphenol-A, or BPA, that may leach into the foods or drinks from the plastic. This stuff has been linked in some studies to hormonal changes in women and may affect their fetuses.

The plastic is already being studied as a link to heart disease, adult-onset diabetes, and more.

Findings are preliminary and you should much more research than this post to find answers.

I say though, bring back recycled glass.

Is BPA in your bottle?

How do you know which plastic bottles contain BPA? Look for a No. 7 inside the familiar recycle triangle on the bottom or label of the container.

By the way, don’t think you aluminum can drinkers are superior: Aluminum cans for drinks, sodas in particular, are lined with the same plastic. It’s also found in baby bottles, food containers, juice and numerous food dispensers.

Go here to the read the story about it on Gourmet.com.

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