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The Ongoing Dangers from the Chemical BPA

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: The BPA chemical is under attack, but are we still underestimating the potential effects? We share simple steps you can take to minimize your exposure.
Air Date: January 28, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Linda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D
Birnbaum Head ShotLinda S. Birnbaum, Ph.D., is Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and National Toxicology Program (NTP). As NIEHS and NTP director, Birnbaum oversees a budget of $780 million that funds biomedical research to discover how the environment influences human health and disease. The Institute also supports training, education, technology transfer, and community outreach. NIEHS currently funds more than 1,000 research grants.
The Ongoing Dangers from the Chemical BPA
BPA stands for bisphenol A.

BPA is an industrial chemical that has been used to make certain plastics and resins since the 1960s.

Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, reveals the latest research on the potential human health effects from BPA, and the reasonable steps you can take to help minimize your exposure.


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