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Introduction: Bisphenol A (BPA) and phthalates are chemicals used in the production of many plastics, including food containers, water bottles, and medical intravenous tubing. These chemicals can leach from the plastic, especially when heated, and are found in varying concentrations in the human body. There is concern about the widespread exposure to BPA and phthalates since studies indicate they may cause adverse health effects, particularly related to endocrine development and regulation in young children.
Razelle Hoffman-Contois, MS, Vermont Department of Health
Charles Hulse, MD, PhD, University of Vermont College of Medicine
Jan Carney, MD, MPH, University of Vermont College of Medicine
William Bress, PhD, Vermont Department of Health
Vermont Department of Health Environmental Health Division
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Bucci, Marissa; Casas, Katie; Colgate, Emily; Gunyan, Holly; Heath, Lincoln; Hoffman, Matthew; Smith, Ryan; Bress, Bill; Hoffman-Contois, Razelle; Carney, Jan; and Hulse, Charles, "Bisphenol A and Phthalates: Public Knowledge and Risk Perception" (2010). Public Health Projects, 2008-present. 42.