BPA contributing to obesity epidemic?

ACCORDING to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 80,000 man-made chemicals have been floating around the planet since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

Some of these, including lead, arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins and phthalates, have been given the classification of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) because of their known effects on endocrine organs.

The WHO says EDCs can “alter function of the endocrine system and consequently cause adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or