Some researchers fear that a chemical found in plastic products we use every day could be harming the development of children and triggering a wide array of maladies from cancer to diabetes.There is a roaring battle these days over whether a chemical called Bisphenol A is dangerous to humans. The chemical is ubiquitous - used to harden plastic in consumer products including baby bottles, food containers, cling wrap, toys, CDs, sunglasses, and thousands of other products.
A number of independent researchers say tests on animals and other research indicates that Bisphenol A can be toxic at very low doses.
But a review committee created by the National Institutes of Health's National Toxicology Program has yet to find significant danger from the drug. Last month the panel released a preliminary report finding that Bisphenol A is of some concern for fetuses and small children. But it found that adults have "almost" nothing to worry about.
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