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EPA to Investigate Environmental Impact of BPA

March 30, 2010
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According to the Associated Press, the Environmental Protection Agency will investigate the impact of the chemical Bisphenol-A on the U.S. water supply and other parts of the environment. Federal regulators have been ramping up their scrutiny of the controversial plastic-hardener at the behest of scientists and activists who say it can interfere with infant growth and development. The EPA said in a statement it will begin measuring levels of BPA in drinking and ground water. More than 1 million pounds of BPA are released into the environment each year, according to the agency. BPA is found in canned food linings, water bottles, CDs and hundreds of other household items. The federal government has been grappling with the safety of BPA for almost three years.

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