What is Bisphenol-A (or BPA), and where is it used?

Bisphenol A - or BPA for short - is one of the more contentious chemicals on the block at the moment. Companies making BPA, and the products that contain it, claim that the substance is safe if used sensibly. But others aren't so sure. But before getting into the risks and benefits, it makes sense to talk about what the stuff actually is, and where it is used. More info on BPA: US Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.hhs.gov/safety/bpa/ US National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/sya-bpa/ US Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm064437.htm Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A (a useful article that majors on health effects studies) Risk Bites is your guide to making sense of risk. We cover everything from understanding and balancing the risks and benefits of everyday products, to health science more broadly, to the potential impacts of emerging technologies, to making sense of risk perception. If you enjoy our videos, please subscribe, and spread the word! Click here to see more videos: https://alugha.com/RiskBites 

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