Debating BPA’s Toxicity

Industry livelihood and modern conveniences versus uncompromised human and environmental health advocacy have framed what remains an open-ended debate over the safety of the widely used chemical bisphenol A. Given mounting knowledge of BPA’s estrogen-mimicking properties and possible toxic effects, decisions have to be made on whether it should continue to be freely used, restricted for some uses, or banned completely. There are no simple answers.