Banning bisphenol A in food-packaging applications may create health concerns because BPA lining helps protect food from contamination, writes Paul Alexander. "While you may likely find hundreds of studies on BPA, many use novel approaches or are of limited relevance to human exposure," said Steve Hentges of the American Chemistry Council. "Perhaps most relevant to actual, real-world safety is the recent research funded by the Environmental Protection Agency [which] indicates that, because of the way BPA is processed in the body, it is very unlikely that it could cause health effects at any realistic exposure level."

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