INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC: the effects of BPA on the cell of a fetus

January 27, 2012 | 1:22 p.m. CST
BPA is a chemical used to make plastic more durable. It is found in plastic No. 3, as well as plastic No. 7, which is used to make baby bottles among other baby products. It is also used in the production of some food cans. MU professor Frederick vom Saal has concerns about the effects of long-term exposure to BPA, especially for fetuses and young children.
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