In the last few years, I have included several articles about bispehnol-A, a chemical used primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. BPA is found in a wide variety of common products including CDs and DVDs, electronic equipment, automobiles, sports safety equipment, reusable food and drink containers, and medical devices. Because of its toughness and ability to withstand high heat, BPA is often used in protective liners of food containers, in water and infant bottles, and in other food packaging. Why are people concerned? Some animal studies report effects to fetuses and newborns that have been exposed to BPA. In the November 7, 2009 issue of Science News magazine, an article explains how prenatal exposure to bisphenol-A is linked with behavior changes in 2-year-old children. READ MORE