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US EPA Adds BPA To Chemical Concern List, Possible Impact On Food Packaging

March 28, 2010: 11:36 PM EST
US-based Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will investigate the potential harmful effects of chemical bisphenol A (BPA) on human health and the environment. BPA, widely used in the manufacture of consumer and industrial products, is believed to have adverse effects on animal reproduction and development as well as the endocrine system. The US Food and Drug Administration previously raised concerns about BPA’s potential impacts, adding it would look at ways to cut BPA exposure in food packaging. EPA will investigate BPA’s effect on water supply and on growth, reproduction, and development of aquatic organisms and wildlife. EPA will also include BPA in its chemical concern list. EPA is authorized under the Toxic Substances Control Act to list chemicals that may present an unreasonable risk of injury to health or the environment.
"EPA to Scrutinize Environmental Impact of Bisphenol A", EPA, March 28, 2010, ©
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