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Monday, April 28, 2008

Plastic Bottle Concerns Boost Sales of New Eastman Product

KINGSPORT — Growing health concerns over the use of certain plastic bottles could help boost business at Eastman Chemical Co. in Kingsport.

The bottles in question are made from a hard plastic polycarbonate containing bisphenol A (BPA), a suspected hormone disrupter. Studies have shown that polycarbonate bottles can leach BPA, and extremely worn and scratched bottles pose the biggest concerns.

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