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Fears Grow with Polycarbonate Chemical Bisphenol-A

Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used to make polycarbonate and epoxy plastics, has come under fire recently for its status as an endocrine disruptor. The chemical is commonly used as an ingredient in consumer products, particularly reusable water bottles, baby bottles, plastic dishware, tooth fillings, and canned-food liners. It also appears in building products, including translucent panels, adhesives, and coatings. Although research about the chemical’s effects on the environment and human health is not conclusive, both the Canadian and U.S. governments have

expressed concerns over its safety.

Published May 29, 2008

Wendt, A. (2008, May 29). Fears Grow with Polycarbonate Chemical Bisphenol-A. Retrieved from