Do Low Doses of BPA Harm People?
Are people exposed to doses of bisphenol A in their canned foods and other consumer products that can harm them? Or are the amounts too low to cause any harm?
This is the crux of a vehement debate that is being waged as federal officials are trying to decide whether the chemical, known as BPA, should be regulated.
A group of toxicologists, including some who work for federal agencies, is questioning the likelihood that BPA is harming human health. But biologists studying the chemicalâ€™s health effects disagree, saying that whatâ€™s been detected in people is comparable to amounts that have harmed lab animals.