Plastic Chemical Tied to Heart Disease and Diabetes, Peninsula Medical School Study  
9/16/2008 4:03:08 PM

ScienceDaily (Sep. 16, 2008) — Higher levels of urinary Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical compound commonly used in plastic packaging for food and beverages, is associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and liver-enzyme abnormalities, according to a study in the September 17 issue of JAMA. This study is being released early to coincide with a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing on BPA.