To most people, a polymer is synonymous with plastic. Technically, there are many different types and uses of plastic. For this discussion board, let us narrow it down to plastic food containers. The most popular or controversial issue that has come up to date is regarding BPA (bisphenol A). BPA is a monomer in some plastics, including polycarbonate. For consumer safety, products must undergo a variety of tests before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow the polymer to be used in products that can come in contact with food and drink. Share your thoughts on this topic with the class.

Please provide one serious article from a professional journal to support your position. Again, Google Scholar can be excellent sources here.

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To most people, a polymer is synonymous with plastic. Technically, there are many different types and uses of plastic. For this discussion board, let us narrow it down to plastic food containers. The most popular or controversial issue that has come up to date is regarding BPA (bisphenol A). BPA is a monomer in some plastics, including polycarbonate. For consumer safety, products must undergo a variety of tests before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will allow the polymer to be used in products that can come in contact with food and drink. Share your thoughts on this topic with the class.

Please provide one serious article from a professional journal to support your position. Again, Google Scholar can be excellent sources here.

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