Plastics and the Environment

What can be done about this harmful molecule found in hard plastics?

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical widely used to make hard, clear plastics. Image: Unsplash/S'Well

Benjamin Elling

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Wesleyan University


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Bisphenol A, or BPA, is made of two carbon rings with small alcohol groups attached and is used to produce strong, clear plastics. Image: Darkness3560/Wikimedia Commons

BPA plastics are strong, transparent, light and have a high melting point, which makes them the perfect material for eyewear lenses. Image: Unsplash/Lensabl


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