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Just How Harmful Are Bisphenol A Plastics?

Patricia Hunt, who helped to bring the issue to light a decade ago, is still trying to sort it all out

The actions may seem premature given the need to solve the mysteries surrounding BPA. But recalling past hazards with mercury and lead in consumer products, Hunt feels caution is justified. “It’s not like this has never happened before,” she notes. “Now what we have to do is raise awareness and start looking at these products differently—and ask questions about whether they should be making their way into our everyday environment.”

Note: This article was originally published with the title, " Safety Dance over Plastic".

This article was originally published with the title "Safety Dance over Plastic."

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