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Phthalates and BPA Linked to IQ Reductions in Children, but FDA Reasserts the Chemical’s Safety

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  • Prenatal phthalate exposure may lead to reduced IQ in children. It also impairs working memory and perceptual reasoning skills
  • According to a randomized, controlled trial, BPA from cans or plastic bottles can raise your blood pressure within just a few hours of ingestion
  • FDA has finished a four-year review of research, announcing that “BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in food,” and that available information continues to support the safety of BPA for the currently approved uses

By Dr. Mercola

A number of chemicals found in plastic products are known to act as endocrine disruptors. Being similar in structure to natural sex hormones, they interfere with the normal functioning of those hormones.


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