EPA Lists BPA as a Chemical of Concern

After years of reports concerning the hazards of Bisphenol A, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to add the chemical to its list of “chemicals of concern”. Bisphenol is widely used to harden plastics such as baby bottles, soda cans, and food containers. The chemical is so widespread that a recent study determined that 90% of Americans have traces of it in their systems. Bisphenol has been linked to heart disease, cancer, and abnormal development in animals. This past January, the FDA expressed concerns over bisphenol’s effect on the health of ordinary Americans.

In spite of the new EPA classification, bisphenol will not be regulated or removed from the market.