Bisphenol A

Bisphenol A (BPA)

Bisphenol A or BPA may interfere with the production or activity of hormones in the human endocrine system. You can be exposed to BPA if you use plastic food containers, canned foods, water or baby bottles, reusable cups, and other consumer products that are made with BPA.

Review Date: Friday, January 11, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Bisphenol A (BPA) Information for Parents

BPA is a chemical that has been used for more than 40 years in the manufacture of many hard plastic food containers. While BPA is not proven to harm children or adults, recent studies on the effects of low doses of BPA in laboratory animals have led federal health officials to express concern about BPA's safety.

Review Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

What is BPA? Should I Be Worried About It?

Learn about possible health effects of bisphenol A or BPA, an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics, and how you can reduce your exposure.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

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