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BPA redux

(article, Culinate staff)

As the New York Times recently reported, the FDA has finally announced its latest take on bisphenol A, from declaring it safe to expressing concern about its health effects. Bisphenol A, better known as BPA, is a plasticizer found in hard plastics (such as bottles) and can linings (such as tomato paste), and it can leach from the plastic into human bodies. 

The Huffington Post noticed the FDA's change of tune, adding that since BPA can be excreted in human breastmilk, new parents have yet another worry: Which is worse, the BPA from breastmilk or the BPA lining cans of formula?