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- n. The diphenol 4,4'-dihydroxy-2,2-diphenylpropane used in the manufacture of polymers
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PCBs, like plastic additives such as bisphenol A BPA and common pesticides, are endocrine-disrupting chemicals that have been shown in numerous lab studies to stimulate increased production of autoantibodies—antibodies against self—which are the hallmark of autoimmunity in action.
For example, in 2008, the FDA released a report that found that bisphenol A BPA, a plasticizer used in food packaging and many water bottles, is safe.178 This report followed growing concern about BPA’s links to neurological, developmental, and reproductive harm to children.