Plastics and sperm counts in headlines again

metro cover.jpgScare stories about chemicals surface at the rate of about one a month, but this front page headline, “Plastic food tubs cut sperm counts,” caught the attention of my colleague Paul in this morning’s Metro.

 

He particularly liked the proximity of the headline to the photo of the three ageing Hollywood stars.

 

Skimming through the article to see why old research should rate a front page headline today, I see that there has been some new research at Harvard University but that this has been discounted by the UK’s Food Standards Agency (bottom paragraph), who said that exposure to BPA via plastics was “well below levels considered harmful.” 

 

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