March 29, 2010

EPA moves in on BPA


This news is very timely given my article on Bisphenol-A published today on ICIS Chemical Business. Let's go first to the EPA news before I discuss my article.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it plans to add BPA on its list of chemicals of concern, which will require its further testing related to its environmental effects. The EPA says it shares the FDA's (US Food and Drug Administration) concerns about the potential human health impacts of BPA, and that it would also study its potential effects and ways to reduce BPA exposure in food packaging. BPA releases to the environment is said to have exceed 1m pounds/year, according to the EPA.

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