BPA and human health effects
BPA is found in many popular consumer items, such as plastic bottles, and canned foods (cans). Scientists agree that exposure to BPA is ubiquitous. Lab tests reveal that lab animals experience breast and prostate cancer, as well as altering their reproductive systems and brain development. The debate about whether BPA should be regulated in consumer products is still up in the air. Researchers say that the amount that is found in human blood is only a high enough amount that would harm lab animals. Multiple scientists continue to argue their case as to what is true about the effects of small amounts of BPA do to the human body. No final conclusion has been reached as of now, and there have been no regulations on the BPA content in consumer products, however, many companies have stopped using BPA on their own.
Any ingredient that turns out to be a carcinogen should be immediately removed from production, especially if it is in large amounts of popular consumer items like plastic bottles. The most shocking thing about this whole articles is that there are no regulations on the amount of BPA in the items put on shelves. The flaw in the scientist's claim that the small amount found in our bodies is only harmful to lab animals is that he failed to look at how the small amount adds up over years of continuous exposure to the substance. Some companies choosing to stop using BPA on their own is a good sign that there is still hope for a healthier world. All that's left to do is to establish a law that regulates the BPA content in products, then only time will tell.