In brief: 86% of teenagers with BPA, Newcastle aims for 65% recycling

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Teenagers in London. Photograph: Dolgachov/123RF
Some 86% of teenagers found with measurable amounts of BPA. Photograph: Dolgachov/123RF

Call for product labelling after BPA found in teenagers

A University of Exeter study has found that the polycarbonate plastic monomer and epoxy resin chemical bisphenol A (BPA) is commonly found in teenagers.

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