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Study Finds Link Between Chemical in Plastics, Heart Disease, Diabetes

Bisphenol A is a chemical used in making plastic bottles and most other plastic products we use every day. Until now, the only indication that bisphenol A, or BPA, might be harmful came from studies using laboratory animals. Now, a study involving humans indicates exposure to the chemical may increase the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and liver problems. VOA's Carol Pearson has more.