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BPA, or bisphenol A, has been linked to problems with brain development, behavioral and other health issues in children. The chemical, which studies have shown mimics estrogen in the body, can be ingested when children and babies play with, suck on, and chew on toys containing the substance, according to the report.

Lauren Kelley is the activism and gender editor at AlterNet and a freelance journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Salon, Time Out New York, the L Magazine, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter.