Bisphenol A Fact Sheet

09.28.09 Bisphenol A Fact Sheet

What is BPA? Why is it a concern? Where is it used? What are alternatives to BPA? Find the answers to these questions and more in this fact sheet from Canada's Environmental Defense project, Toxic Nation. Eight questions are answered, we include 2 here. Read the full article for all the facts.

 

Why is it a concern?

Bisphenol A is a hormone disruptor. Studies have linked low-dose BPA exposure with such effects as: permanent changes to genital tract; increase prostate weight; decline in testosterone; breast cells predisposed to cancer; prostate cells more sensitive to hormones and cancer; and hyperactivity.

Where is it used?

BPA is primarily used to make polycarbonate plastic food and beverage containers, plastic food wrap, and epoxy resins that are used to line metal cans for food, such as cans of soup. Polycarbonate plastic food and beverage containers that contain BPA will be labeled recycling symbol #7. However, not all recycling symbol #7 containers will be made with BPA.

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Original article: Toxic Nation: Bisphenol A Fact Sheet
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