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Friday, January 22, 2010

More on the Safety of Bisphenol-A

On January 18th, we noted that the FDA had recently expressed "some concern" about the health effects of bisphenol-A (BPA), a plasticizer commonly used in the manufacture of hard plastics. Although the agency declared the chemical to be safe in 2008, it now says that it has "some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate glands of fetuses, infants and children." Today, on WBUR's Talk of the Nation - Science Friday, Host Ira Flatow discussed the safety of BPA with N.Y. Times Science Columnist Gardiner Harris. You can listen to their conversation, or read a transcript of it, here: http://www.wbur.org/npr/122857709.

                                   Bisphenol-A (BPA)

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