Bisphenol A (BPA): What It Does, Where It’s Found, and What We Can Do to Reduce Our Exposure
December 15, 2010 @ 10:00am (AKST)
Bisphenol A (commonly known as BPA) is one of the most widely produced chemicals in the world. BPA is used in hard plastics, food and beverage containers, receipts, dental sealants and more. BPA mimics estrogen activity and is known as an “endocrine disruptor,” interfering with the hormonal systems in animals and humans.
CHE-Alaska hosted this call about the latest BPA studies and what they tell us about how exposure to bisphenol A may affect human health. Speakers talked about everyday products that contain BPA and how consumer concern is moving some companies to transition to safer alternatives. The call discussed precautionary policies adopted by some states and countries and how you can get involved in efforts to reduce people’s exposure to BPA.
Dr. Patricia Hunt, Professor of Reproductive Biology, School of Molecular Biosciences, Washington State University at Pullman
Bobbi Chase Wilding, Organizing Director, Clean New York, and national BPA Coordinator for the Coming Clean collaborative.
Melissa Walthers, Policy Coordinator, Breast Cancer Fund