BPA: How Worried Should We Be?

This common chemical is pervasive in our environment and food, but proof of harm is lacking.

BPA, a chemical compound that gives plastic some of its key properties, is now ubiquitous in our environment. Photography Image © sdominick | Getty Images
Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, is pervasive in our environment. Animal studies suggest that at very high levels it could have adverse health impacts, but there is as yet no solid evidence that BPA causes health problems in humans at current levels of exposure. Until we have more information, taking simple measures to limit […]
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