Chemical in BPA-Free Products Linked to Irregular Heartbeats

Picture of Camelback water bottles with BPA-free stickers

Water bottles that are free of the controversial chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) hang on display at an outdoor supply store in Arcadia, California.

Many consumers avoid products that contain bisphenol-A (BPA) because the estrogen-imitating chemical has been linked to an array of health effects in people and animals. But new research published Thursday suggests that an ingredient that has replaced BPA in many items may have a similar effect on the heart.

BPA-free labels have been popping up on many plastic bottles, cash register receipts, food packaging, and other products.

Although the label implies a sense of safety, “our research suggests that BPS and potentially other BPA substitutes aren’t necessarily free of health problems,” said Hong-Sheng Wang, a professor of pharmacology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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