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WSU Genetics Researcher Says BPA Ban Doesn't Go Far Enough

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Thu, Aug 09, 2012

A few weeks ago the Food and Drug Administration announced a ban on the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in all baby bottles and plastic children's cups. BPA is an estrogen-mimicking molecule that can cause significant developmental problems in children. The federal ban comes on the heels of several state BPA bans, including one in Washington State.

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Tags: Washington, WA, Northwest, chemical research, Washington State University, 2012, Genetics, Front Line event, science current event

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