On this episode we’re talking about bisphenol-A or BPA, a chemical used to make plastics like water bottles and resins that line the inside of food and drink cans. Although there is ongoing debate about BPA safety, the US Food and Drug Administration maintains that BPA poses no risk to health in the tiny amounts of it we get in our diets. Yet many medical and scientific experts continue to raise the red flag about its potentially harmful effects, particularly to the development of infants and young children.
What are we to believe? Is BPA safe in small doses, or is even low level exposure a hazard?
Joining us to address BPA exposure, health concerns, and safety are:
Maya Frankfurt, PhD, co-director of the MD/PhD program and professor of science education at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, and Ken Spaeth, MD, MPH, division chief of occupational and environmental medicine at Northwell Health and assistant professor at Zucker School of Medicine. He is also an adjunct associate professor of biology in the Master of Public Health program at Hofstra University.
Environmental Working Group