High BPA levels linked to 49% greater risk of death within 10 years, study says
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
Updated 2118 GMT (0518 HKT) August 18, 2020
Photos:Products that contain BPA or phthalates
Bisphenol A, or BPA, and phthalates are often called "everywhere chemicals" because they're found in so many products -- from the water bottle you to take to the gym to the flooring in your kitchen. Scientists have voiced concerns about these chemicals disrupting our bodies' hormones. Recent studies link them to a variety of fertility problems in men and women. The FDA says it is still investigating the safety of BPA and monitoring our exposure to phthalates to determine whether there is a risk.