Research Suggests BPA Law Benefits Are Eliminated By Use Of BPS

BPA or BPS, what's in your plastic?

by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.

In 2010 New York passed a law prohibiting the use Bisphenol A (BPA) in certain products such as plastic baby bottles and cups.  Previously, chemical BPA had been used since the 1950's and was in everyday common items such as food and beverage containers, compact discs and sales receipts. 

Widespread research evidenced that BPA mimics estrogen in the body and is linked to a variety of health problems such as cancer, neurological defects and reproductive defects.  As a result of growing consumer concern and objection, many manufacturers stopped using the chemical BPA.  However, BPA was quickly replaced with Bisphenol S (BPS), which gave plastics the same type of resilient shatter proof quality that BPA provided. 

Read all the details in our latest Scales of Justice blog  at www.liattorney.com/scales-of-justice.html.

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