What is Bishenol A (BPA) and why is it in my drinking water?

Bishenol A - is commonly called BPA is chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. BPA is an organic synthetic compound with the chemical formula (CH3) 2C 2, belonging to the group of diphenylmethane derivatives and bisphenols, with two hydroxyphenyl groups. It is a colorless solid that is soluble in organic solvents, but poorly soluble in water. It has been in commercial use since 1957. BPA meets the definition of a Priority Chemical under the Toxic Free Kids Act because it is endocrine active, infants and children are more likely to be exposed, it is widely used, and it has been found widely in people.