New Bisphenol A Page on Tox Town
Tox Town, the National Library of Medicine interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, has released a Bisphenol A (BPA) page: http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/chemicals.php?id=69 .
Information is provided on where and how one might be exposed to BPA in the environment and how exposure can affect one’s health.
Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to make lightweight, hard plastics and epoxy resins, and can be found in food and drink packaging, water bottles, and baby bottles. BPA can leach into food and beverages that are stored in these consumer products. More research is needed to determine how these findings affect human health. The summary can also be found in Spanish at http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/espanol/chemicals.php?id=70 .