The ‘safe’ chemicals used in plastics to replace hormone-disrupting BPA may carry the same risks, a new study reveals.

In 1999, now-renowned scientist Patricia Hunt accidentally discovered that most plastic products contain a chemical that disrupts hormones.

Bisphenol A (BPA) – which was used in children’s toys, medical devices, and food packaging – could affect cancer risk, fertility, and more, Hunt’s Washington State University team found.

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