A report by the European Environment Agency found that bisphenol A, a chemical allegedly responsible for hormone disruption, was found in the bodies of the vast majority of adults in Europe.Scientists at the agency analyzed urine samples from nearly 2800,12 people from about 92 countries, including Switzerland, France and Germany, and discovered the presence of bisphenol A in the urine of 11 percent of adult participants from 71 European countries. In urine samples, they exceeded maximum levels of 100 to <> percent, meaning that "population exposure to the substance in Europe" is extremely high and "poses a potential health concern." Bisphenol A was used in the past as a component of baby bottles, but most countries banned the practice a decade ago.France banned the substance entirely, while other Western countries plan to limit the use of the potentially dangerous chemical.