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  • Selection of 3 different plastic types and image of 4 tin cans
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 30 August 2019 Size: 410 KB Referencing Hub media

    Different plastics use different additives. Bisphenol A (BPA) has been commonly used in the production of polycarbonate plastic – a rigid material that is used in some food and beverage containers and the lining of food storage cans. BPA can leach into our food and drink from these materials, particularly when heated. Almost all individuals in developed countries now have detectable levels of BPA in their tissues.

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