BPA-Free Plastics May Still Be Leaching Into Your Food
Researchers have discovered that some alternative materials designed to be an alternative to Bisphenol A (BPA) could be leaching from plastic into foods, drinks, and other items contained in plastics.
This was a moment of déjà vu for Patricia Hunt, PhD, a professor at the Center for Reproductive Biology at Washington State University’s School of Molecular Biosciences, because 20 years ago she and her team uncovered that BPA could potentially seep through the baby bottles and resin containers many everyday Americans were using at the time and flow into their food and liquids.
Now Hunt and her team have published a new paper in Current Biology that reveals that bisphenol S, or BPS, which is a substitute for BPA, may do something similar.
Hunt told Healthline this experience was less a surprise than an “oh no, not again” moment. For her, this was the kind of result she was dreading.
Just like before, the researchers stumbled upon these findings by accident. They were looking into the reproductive effects BPA might have on lab mice.
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