BPA

Is our current level of exposure to BPA putting our health at risk?

BPA poses little risk
BPA levels pose a health risk
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Hermione Brice
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The Issue

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a compound found in many food containers like metal cans, plastic storage containers, and plastic wine barrels, as well as store receipts, movie tickets, water supply pipes, and some recycled paper products like pizza boxes and toilet paper. Concerns about BPA have been growing as we have learned that the chemical is leaking into our food and water supply, posing possible health risks.

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    Hermione Brice
    Nia Creator

    Personally, I do not know how to react to BPA. I do believe that BPA can have negative effects on those who are exposed to too much of it, but I also believe that we do not know enough about it to say that it is something to be concerned about at the level of exposure we get, unless you’re pregnant or young and developing. Some of the research is concerning, but not quite a “smoking gun."

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    Jordan Grossman
    Founder of Niaterra News

    While the existing research seems to leave some uncertainty, the evidence demonstrates that the risks well outweigh the benefits of BPA. It needs to be removed from anything in contact with humans and our food supply.

    My only concerns are what it would be replaced with, and whether we'll make the same mistakes twice...

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    Lea Thali

    BPAs are undoubtedly putting our health at risk. While the risk is higher for certain segments of our population, I don't believe it is worth the risk for anyone. There are good alternatives to BPAs, and I, for one, would like to see the chemical phased out of products we use and handle on a daily basis.

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