Nancy Wayne

Why That 'Safe' Plastic Alternative Might Not Be so Safe

The industrial chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) is an ingredient in dozens of everyday products – baby and water bottles, sports equipment, medical and dental devices, dental filling sealants, CDs and DVDs, household electronics, eyeglass lenses, foundry castings and the lining of water pipes. Manufacturers worldwide use at least 3.6 billion kilograms (8 billion pounds) of BPA to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins every year.

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