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Study Finds Hot Liquids Increase BPA Release

10:21 AM MST | February 4, 2008 | Michelle Bryner

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC; Cincinnati) have found that “drastically higher” levels of bisphenol A (BPA) were released from polycarbonate (PC) bottles that have been exposed to boiling water. The results could have implications for common uses, including sterilizing baby bottles with boiling water, and adding hot beverages to PC bottles for outdoor activities, say the researchers, who published their study in a recent issue of the journal Toxicology Letters. It’s hot: Boiling water speeds up BPA release. “Previous...

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