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Science  24 Jan 2020:
Vol. 367, Issue 6476, pp. 380-383
DOI: 10.1126/science.367.6476.380

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Valspar, a company that manufactures plastic linings for food and drink cans, has tried an unusual strategy in its quest to replace bisphenol A (BPA). The widely used chemical's ability to mimic estrogen in the body has raised fears that it can disrupt people's endocrine systems. Scientists at the company, now part of paintmaker Sherwin-Williams, subjected their new can liner to safety tests more extensive than those required by regulators. They also sought help from scientists and environmental groups critical of BPA, a highly unusual move. The results are promising. But they also underscore the difficulty of learning whether a chemical really is an endocrine disrupter.

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