BPA (Bisphenol A) Directory
BPA, short for bisphenol A, is a chemical found in plastics and other material. It is extremely common -- it can be found in eyeglasses, CD and DVD cases, shatterproof plastic, canned foods, cash register receipts, and more. BPA is usually safe, but it may have harmful effects if you're exposed to high levels of BPA. If you're concerned about BPA, you can take steps to reduce the amount you are exposed to. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how bisphenol A is used in everyday items, how much BPA is safe, how to prevent BPA-related health problems, and much more.
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The Facts About Bisphenol A
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Bisphenol A (BPA): Answers to Questions
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Keeping Baby Safe: Creating a Healthy Home for Your Child
Create a safe home for your baby. Find out why avoiding soft plastic toys and baby bottles with BPA helps get your baby off to a healthy start, and learn other important steps to take.