Alarmist claims about the chemical Bisphenol A (BPA) have reached an absurd level. According to the website Treehugger.com, a new study shows that exposure to BPA can make humans lazy and eventually obese from lack of exercise. Such claims continue to populate the Internet thanks to taxpayer funded junk-science studies about this chemical.
BPA has been used safely for more than five decades to make hard clear plastics (polycarbonate plastics) and epoxy resins that line the inside of steel and aluminum cans. There are no verified cases of anyone suffering ill effects from BPA exposure from consumer products, and numerous comprehensive scientific reviews have found BPA safe at current typical exposure levels.
For example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concluded earlier this year that "BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in foods," and the European Food Safety Authority "concluded that BPA poses no health risk to consumers of any age group (including unborn children, infants, and adolescents) at current exposure levels."