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Numerous studies and concerns have prompted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to consider toxicity testing and sampling to study the environmental impact of Bisphenol A or BPA.

While the EPA doesn’t cite which studies’ findings it’s referring to, several recent papers have pointed to impacts in animals (or people) that raise concerns about exposures during development.

In particular, the agency is considering requiring chemical manufacturers to conduct toxicity testing to determine the potential of BPA to cause adverse health effects, including endocrine disruption, in environmental organisms.

BPA is used in a wide range of everyday products from plastics baby bottles to the lining of food-containing cans, to infant formulas, microwavable plastic dishes, dental sealants and composites, PVC pipe, and carbonless paper.

The EPA and FDA are continually working together to research and evaluate the potential health risks of BPA exposures.

For more information, read Ways to Avoid BPA Exposure, by Environmental Working Group (EWG).

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