Study: Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Like Chemicals

A study in Environmental Health Perspectives reports that most plastic products, from sippy cups to food wraps, can release chemicals that act like the sex hormone estrogen.

As NPR reports in this story heard on WXXI-AM 1370 , the study found these chemicals even in products that didn't contain BPA, a compound in certain plastics that's been widely criticized because it mimics estrogen.

Click Here to see the article in Environmental Health Perspectives, a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.