Plastics Chemical Linked to Male Sex Problems
Widely used BPA comes under more fire
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2009 12:52 PM CST
Bisphenol A (BPA) free plastic baby bottles.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A study of workers exposed to high levels of bisphenol A—a chemical widely used in plastic bottles and packaging—have a much higher incidence of sexual dysfunction than their counterparts. The study of Chinese workers found those exposed to BPA were 4 times more likely to report erectile dysfunction and low sexual desire. They were 7 times more likely to report problems with ejaculation.

The findings, published in the journal Human Reproduction, prompted one hospital official to suggest people buy BPA-free products, reports WebMd. “It is interesting information,” countered an American Chemical Council spokesman, “but is of little relevance to the average consumer using products with trace levels of BPA.”