Science Daily ( -By University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

Monday, September 22, 2014

Americans can take a warning from a University of Florida study of bottled water in China ─ don’t drink the liquid if you’ve left it somewhere warm for a long time. Plastic water bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate.

When heated, the material releases the chemicals antimony and bisphenol A, commonly called BPA. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have said BPA is not a major concern at low levels found in beverage containers, it continues to study the chemical’s impacts.

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