EPA considers new call for toxicity testing of BPA

Turning up in and on everything from food to money, BPA's ubiquity is raising concerns

By Janet Raloff, 17:46 PM July 26, 2011

The Environmental Protection Agency solicited public comment, July 26, about whether to require new toxicity testing and environmental sampling of bisphenol A, an ingredient in many plastics and food-contact resins.

“A number of concerns have been raised about the potential human health and environmental effects of BPA,” said Steve Owens, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention. Data from the proposed new tests, he said, “would help EPA better un...

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