What is the health hazard that has been linked to using thin plastic tea cups?



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    I’m not what kind of plastic the cups you’re thinking of are made from, but some plastics are not particularly chemically stable.   If you’re actually using the cups for hot tea and the cups are polycarbonate plastic, for example, than the plastic will release BPA, Bisphenol A in combination with hot water.   The hotter the temperature the more BPA will be released.  BPA is an endocrine disruptor that mimics hormones.  Scientists haven’t studies the effects of consumption on humans yet but based what they’ve seen in animals, they’re suspicious that even small amounts of BPA can interfere with brain development and cause reproductive problems in humans.  

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