Bisphenol A (BPA) in Plastics and Possible Human Health Effects

Description

Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to produce certain types of plastic. Containers made of these plastics may expose people to small amounts of BPA in food and water. Some animal experiments have found that fetal and infant development may be harmed by small amounts of BPA, but scientists disagree about the value of the animal studies for predicting harmful effects in people. This report discusses this issue and relevant legislation, as well as inquiries into studies currently underway to determine the true harm inherent in BPA and the degree to which people are regularly exposed to BPA.

Creation Information

Schierow, Linda-Jo & Lister, Sarah A. September 8, 2008.

Context

This report is part of the collection entitled: Congressional Research Service Reports and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 57 times . More information about this report can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this report or its content.

Authors

  • Schierow, Linda-Jo Specialist in Environmental Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division
  • Lister, Sarah A. Specialist in Public Health and Epidemiology; Domestic Social Policy Division

Publisher

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains a collection of over 1 million items in a variety of formats including print, microform, audiovisual, maps, posters, musical scores, LPs, CD-ROMs, and Web documents. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this report. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Description

Bisphenol A (BPA) is used to produce certain types of plastic. Containers made of these plastics may expose people to small amounts of BPA in food and water. Some animal experiments have found that fetal and infant development may be harmed by small amounts of BPA, but scientists disagree about the value of the animal studies for predicting harmful effects in people. This report discusses this issue and relevant legislation, as well as inquiries into studies currently underway to determine the true harm inherent in BPA and the degree to which people are regularly exposed to BPA.

Subjects

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this report in the Digital Library or other systems.

Collections

This report is part of the following collection of related materials.

Congressional Research Service Reports

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is the public policy research arm of Congress. This legislative branch agency works exclusively for Members of Congress, their committees and their staff. This collection includes CRS reports from the mid-1970's through the present--covering a variety of topics from agriculture to foreign policy to welfare.

What responsibilities do I have when using this report?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this report.

Creation Date

  • September 8, 2008

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Dec. 11, 2008, 8:32 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Feb. 13, 2017, 1:28 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this report last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Total Uses: 57

Interact With This Report

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Schierow, Linda-Jo & Lister, Sarah A. Bisphenol A (BPA) in Plastics and Possible Human Health Effects, report, September 8, 2008; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs10735/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.