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.”