Bisphenol A (BPA)
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a commonly used chemical in the manufacturing of polycarbonate plastics, epoxy resins, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Common sources of BPA include:
~ Children’s toys
~ Dental and healthcare equipment
~ Food packaging, such as the linings of cans and jar caps
Individuals may be exposed to this chemical through food as BPA can leach from beverage and food containers. This process is accelerated if the food or beverage is highly acidic or basic. Inhalation of BPA can also occur from off-gassing of consumer products.