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Originally posted by Anti-Evil
clear plastic water bottles - hum. it seems I read something about a chemical in the plastic that got released into the water once the plastic was exposed to sunlight for a period of time, the water became somewhat toxic. I would like to see exactly what the researchers found.
New research from the Peninsula Medical School and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom has confirmed the results from an earlier study showing a link between bisphenol-A (BPA) exposure and cardiovascular disease. Bisphenol A is a chemical used to make hard, clear plastic and epoxy resin and can be found in such everyday items as plastic food and drink containers and it can leach into food and drink.
Study researchers compared data from the U.S. government's National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, which measured the urinary concentrations of BPA levels in 1,455 people in 2003-2004 and 1,493 people in 2005-2006 and found that one-quarter of the population with the highest levels of BPA were more than twice as likely to report having heart disease or diabetes compared to one-quarter of the population with the lowest BPA levels
That's why we invented money, so that you can buy things that you want. Or buy things that you NEED, like water.