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Bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone-disrupting chemical sometimes found in the linings of soda, food, and baby formula cans, and in the makeup of some water and baby bottles. BPA has been linked to possible developmental problems in fetuses, infants, and children; heart disease, diabetes, and liver problems in adults; and in animal studies to increased breast and prostate cancer risk.

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