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Feature: Bisphenol A

Unhealthy Chemicals in Our Food

Bisphenol A is used to make food and beverage containers that range from baby bottles to cans of tomato sauce. Growing scientific evidence shows that BPA, as it's called, is hazardous to our health. The hormone-disrupting chemical routinely contaminates what we eat -- and has been linked to cancer, infertility and obesity, among other problems. It's especially risky to infants and children. NRDC experts have called on the government to ban this unsafe chemical from food packaging.

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