EPA warns of BPA concerns

(NBC) - The Environmental Protection Agency has added BPA, a compound in many household products, to its list of "chemicals of concern."

BPA is used as an additive in plastics and can also be found in soda cans and food containers.

Animal studies have suggested BPA may be behind some cancer and heart disease cases, and FDA officials say the chemical is of some concern to infants and children, but that more studies are needed.

This will not spark any new regulation, but it will lead to further testing of BPA exposure in animals.

Representatives from the American Chemical Council said studies have confirmed BPA is not a risk at the current low levels.

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