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Plastics in dentistry and estrogenicity: A guide to safe practice

      When chemicals with the ability to alter reproductive, neurologic, and metabolic development are found in common items, the attention they draw can become intense. Bisphenol A (BPA) is 1 such chemical. BPA-based materials are used in food and beverage containers, protective coatings, optical lenses, adhesives, powder paints, paper coatings, and dental polymers. Even at low exposures, BPA might cause various adverse effects on reproduction and development, especially during embryonic development.
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