Forget those water bottles: Pity the pets

Amidst all of the hullabaloo going on over the toxic threat of plastics containing BPA—and the ensuing panicked rush to dump pretty much every water bottle in sight—a report surfaced that deserves more attention. House pets are accumulating alarming concentrations of synthetic, potentially harmful chemicals. Last week, Environmental Working Group released a report revealing that tests on house cats and pet dogs revealed staggeringly high toxin levels. The chemicals discovered are linked to increases in cancer and hyperthyroidism in cats and dogs, according to the study.

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