BPA is an ingredient in plastics and the epoxy resins that line some food cans. The EWG says that low doses of BPA lead to a range of health problems, including birth defects of the male and
female reproductive systems in laboratory animals. Jane Houlihan, vice president for research at EWG, says that the tests reveal how “badly our chemical safety system is broken”.
According to news reports, the Can Manufacturers Institute, a trade association of can manufacturers, is disputing the report’s conclusions. They say that there is no scientific basis to
believe that trace levels of the chemical are harmful to consumers.