A growing body of research suggests that exposure to BPA, or bisphenol-A, a synthetic chemical found in plastic, is more dangerous than previously thought.
The American Chemistry Council has defended the wide use of BPA and said that low doses of the chemical pose no human health risks. Still, the National Institutes of Health noted in a September 2011 paper that research with laboratory animals has shown low doses of BPA produces a wide spectrum of developmental and reproductive side effects, including an increase in aggressive behavior and early onset of sexual maturation.
Recent studies also have raised concern that exposure to the chemical is as frequent as checking out at the grocery store. Receipts and canned food top the list of BPA sources for the average consumer. Here’s the evidence:…read more: Top BPA sources | cleveland.com.