Vandenberg comments on safety of products labeled ‘BPA-Free’

UMass Amherst Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Laura Vandenberg

Laura Vandenberg

August 28, 2019

Laura Vandenberg, Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, says some of the chemicals being used as alternatives to bisphenol A in plastics and epoxy resins are not always a safer alternative.

In an article written in Chemistry World, she says industry is often engaged in what she calls “chemical whack-a-mole,” where one compound with a questionable safety profile is exchanged for a new one that is later revealed to be just as hazardous.

Read the full article here.