"The controversial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is under fire again as a new study links it to obesity in kids. BPA is used in the manufacturing of liners in metal food and beverage cans and in some plastic containers. Previous studies have suggested that it can affect hormone activity in people, and the FDA has banned its use in baby bottles and sippy cups. The FDA has not issued a full ban on using BPAs in other products stating that there is no evidence that very low levels of human exposure to the chemical through diet is unsafe. However, they have said they will continue to study the issue.
In the new study, researchers report that children with the highest levels of BPA in their urine were more than twice as likely to be obese than children who had the lowest levels.
The study does not proclaim that BPAs cause obesity in children, only that there is a link."