15 Apr '11, 6pm

Beyond BPA: Could 'BPA-Free' Products Be Just as Unsafe?

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Food Safety page . Bisphenol A (BPA)-the once-obscure chemical building block of polycarbonate plastics, the epoxy resins that line many food and beverage cans, and of the coatings that make inks appear in most cash register receipts-is now almost a household word. But familiarity with the chemical has grown not because BPA is used in countless everyday products, but because of its potential adverse health effects, in particular its ability to act as an endocrine-disrupting chemical. As a result, many major manufacturers of baby bottles, toddlers' drinking cups, and reusable water bottles-among other products-have switched to "BPA-free" materials. A number of prominent retailers in the U.S. and abroad are doing the same. So the question arises: What are these BPA-free materials, and who's making sure they're saf...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_23014.cfm

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