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2010 MARCH–APRIL No. 373
March 24, 2010 [posted]

NLM® Resource: Tox Town® — Bisphenol A (BPA) Page

[Editor's Note: This is a reprint of an announcement published on NLM-Tox-Enviro-Health-L, an e-mail announcement list available from the NLM Division of Specialized Information Services. To subscribe to this list, please see the NLM-TOX-ENVIRO-HEALTH-L Join, Leave, or Change Options page.]

Tox Town, the National Library of Medicine® interactive guide to commonly encountered toxic substances, has released a Bisphenol A (BPA) page.

Information is provided on where and how one might be exposed to BPA in the environment and how exposure can affect one’s health.

BPA is used to make lightweight, hard plastics and can be found in food and drink packaging 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:

NLM® Resource: Tox Town® — Bisphenol A (BPA) Page. NLM Tech Bull. 2010 Mar-Apr;(373):e11.

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