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Are Plastics causing Obesity?


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Exposure during development either in the womb or during infancy to chemicals used to make products such as baby bottles, the lining of food tins and some plastic food wraps and containers, may contribute to the development of obesity

One of the chemicals under scrutiny is Bisphenol A, or BPA, an ingredient in polycarbonate plastics. Past research has found evidence that it leaches from plastic food containers and bottles, from plastic wrap and from the resin that lines food cans. It has been found in a large percentage of people examined in developed countries. Besides urine and blood, it has been noted in amniotic fluid, placenta, umbilical cord blood and breast milk. Laboratory experiments have found that BPA can increase the production of fat cells.

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080514091427.htm

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But not necessarily the only explanation.

 

Link Between Obesity And Environmental Chemicals? ? Could your couch be making you fat? A team of researchers at the University of New Hampshire are investigating the increasing ubiquity of chemical flame retardants found in foam furniture

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