Summary #684

Exposure to common chemicals in plastics linked to childhood obesity
  • Based on data from US health surveys, researchers found that replacements for harmful industrial chemical bisphenol A are harmful, too.
  • Bisphenol S (BPS) and F (BPF) are used in different plastics, and exposure to these chemicals is very common in the US.
  • Although diet and exercise are still the main drivers of obesity, these chemicals could contribute to the problem in children.
  • Children with greater levels of BPS of BPF in their organisms were more likely to have obesity compared to children with lower levels.


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