BPA has been in the news a lot, and many manufacturers are offering alternative container options to plastics made with BPA, but what is it, should parents be concerned, and why?
BPA stands for bisphenol A, a chemical that has been used in production of plastics for over fifty years. BPA can be found in most polycarbonate plastics. Polycarbonate plastics are commonly used to store food and drinks (like the water bottles at the local grocery or gas station). It is also used in epoxy resins to line cans for some foods, in beverage caps, and even in some dental sealants.