2 more reasons to eliminate BPA: Obesity and diabetes

A group of chemicals that carry the moniker of “gender benders” may be causing increased rates of obesity and diabetes, according to a new report out of the U.K.

 

From Jonathan Bardelline, GreenBiz

The gender benders in question include chemicals that have been at the center of other campaigns or companies’ efforts to remove them from products: bisphenol A (BPA)phthalates, brominated flame retardants (BFRs) and some industrial chemicals that have been banned but are persistent in the environment and can still contaminate food.

Each chemical itself can disrupt hormones, hence the nickname, and because they can be found in food and a wide array of everyday items, people are exposed to a mix of the chemicals everyday…

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