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Controversy Continues After Panel Rules on Bisphenol A

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Science  17 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5840, pp. 884-885
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5840.884a

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The chemical industry has proclaimed that a federal advisory panel's ruling last week confirms its contention that bisphenol A, an estrogenlike chemical used to make plastics, is safe. But environmentalists say the report has been tainted by industry and downplays the risks.