>>High Levels Of Toxic Chemicals Found In Sports Bras
(New York, NY) -- New testing on a variety of popular branded sports bras and athletic wear is revealing high levels of BPA, a chemical compound that's used to make certain types of plastic. It can lead to harmful health effects such as asthma, cardiovascular disease and obesity. Sports bras sold by Athleta, Nike, PINK, Asics and other brands were all tested for BPA in the past six months. The results showed the clothing could expose wearers to up to 22 times the safe limit of BPA, based on standards set in California, according to the Center for Environmental Health. The CEH, which conducted the testing, is a non-profit consumer advocacy group focused on exposing the presence of toxic chemicals in consumer products.