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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