The Dangers of Plastics and the Benefit of Exercise

April 16, 2008 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

The Washington Post reports that the federal the NIH appears to have reversed course and is preparing to waded into the debate over the potential health dangers of bisphenol A, or BPA, the ubiquitous chemical found in plastics. A draft report by the National Toxicology Program acknowledges that that chemical, which has been in plastic production for the past 60 years and is found in countless products, may cause cancer and other serious disorders. You can see a draft of the report here.

UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that the Canadian government is about to declare BPA “toxic.”

USAToday has a story today on the importance of exercise on reducing belly fat. People who exercised for 60 minutes a day, 5 days a week, saw a 10% reduction in their midsection.


Entry filed under: Environmental Health, In the News, Overweight and Obesity, Physical Activity.

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