September 4, 2008

BPA saga continues

Is bisphenol-A (BPA) in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resin safe for use or not?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said there is no health risk associated with the chemical "although" further testing is required. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirmed that people are safe from the levels of BPA exposure currently found in baby bottles and metal cans "but" it will continue to monitor scientific findings regarding BPA's safety.

All was calm and good for a few days [or weeks] and even California decided not to pass its SB1713 bill that would have ban BPA 's use in food-contact products for use by children under the age of three.

But then the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) released its final BPA report yesterday....



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