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Bisphenol A Has Minimal Health Effects, FDA Says

Feb. 23, 2018, 9:19 PM

Bisphenol A, a chemical found in plastic bottles and food packaging, has minimal adverse effects on health, according to new FDA research.

Data show “few significant effects of BPA treatment” on rats in a federal study of chronic toxicity, according to a draft report released Feb. 23 by the Food and Drug Administration.

Global researchers and regulators have focused on the chemical in recent years because many consumer products containing bisphenol A come into contact with food.

The FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research conducted the study as part of ongoing research on potential negative health effects of...

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