FDA must do more to regulate thousands of chemicals added to your food, petitioners say
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN
Updated 1710 GMT (0110 HKT) September 24, 2020
Photos:Products that contain BPA or phthalates
Bisphenol A, or BPA, and phthalates are often called "everywhere chemicals" because they're found in so many products -- from the water bottle you to take to the gym to the flooring in your kitchen. Scientists have voiced concerns about these chemicals disrupting our bodies' hormones. Recent studies link them to a variety of fertility problems in men and women. The FDA says it is still investigating the safety of BPA and monitoring our exposure to phthalates to determine whether there is a risk.