A five-year study shows that exposure to bisphenol A, a commonly used plastics additive, increases the risk of erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems. This study surveyed factory workers who face high levels of exposure, but further research is coming.
Since the levels of exposure faced by the factory workers are about 50 times that of the average person, we definitely need those extra studies to figure out what the safe threshold for BPA exposure would be, if there is one. So until there are numbers applicable to you, feel free to cringe every time you near anything containing BPA. Like your keyboard. Or that mouse. Or your glasses. [Oxford Journals via NPR]
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