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New Study Says BPA And Its Alternatives May Not Be So Different

The study adds to a growing body of research suggesting BPA alternatives could be harmful to humans.
Posted at 2:05 PM, Sep 16, 2018

Research has suggested BPA might be harmful to human health. Now a new study suggests BPA alternatives may not be that different.

That study, published in the journal Current Biology, looked at the effects BPA alternatives had on mice. Researchers noticed some of the chemicals seemed to affect genetic information in sperm and egg cells — possibly impacting multiple generations.

In recent years, companies have begun to use more BPA alternatives after a number of studies suggested the chemical could be responsible for issues ranging from infertility to metabolic disorders.

This new study isn't the first to come to these conclusions about these chemicals, but it does add to a growing body of evidence that BPA alternatives might not be all that different from BPA — at least in a lab setting.