Bisphenol A in plastics: is it making us sick?

1 September 2008

'Bisphenol A in plastics: is it making us sick?' is a consumer guide to Bisphenol A (also known as BPA) in plastics. The use of plastics has become one of the defining characteristics of modern life. An increasing number of scientific studies have made a direct link between Bisphenol A and infertility, obesity, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, thyroid malfunction and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Most baby bottles, food storage containers, small kitchen appliances and hard plastic water bottles are made with plastic containing Bisphenol A. Bisphenol A is also used in the lining of food, beer and soft drink cans.