When did BPA become a chemical of concern?



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    BPA concerns are more prevalent now with research continuing to develop and testing of BPA hazards on humans.  Synthesized in 1891 as a building block for plastic, 2.3 billion pounds are manufactured in the US alone.  Since 1936 BPA has been known to mimic estrogen, “binding to the same receptors throughout the body as natural female hormones.”  The binding ability can promote human breast cancer growth.  Despite this, experts are split on potential hazards for humans as the Food and Drug Administration approved its use and the EPA is unconcerned. 

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