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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»

Bisphenol A, a chemical found in household plastics, such as water bottles, has been found to leach out of containers and into food, which toxicologists believe can have adverse effects on health.

Four authors of a new report concluding that bisphenol A is safe have ties to companies and groups that benefit from the controversial chemical, which is used to harden everyday plastics found in some food containers, cups and baby bottles. Read more»