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A key component of many plastic products, BPA is found in everything from baby bottles to the lining of food cans to the paper used in store receipts.

Despite growing fears over the health effects of a chemical found in many baby bottles and a host of other products, federal regulators have done little to protect the public, according to a new report from a nonprofit research group. Read more»

A molecular model of Bisphenol A (BPA).

The controversial chemical bisphenol A was not on my radar screen back in 2008, when I ordered an electric food steamer online. Not so fun were the stories I started reading soon after, questioning the safety of polycarbonate in food applications, because that plastic contains BPA. Read more»