Monday, November 30, 2009

BPA update

The FDA was scheduled to release a new assessment of BPA today (that stuff in some plastic), but reportedly the assessment will be delayed.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which has led the reporting on the issue, has a good explanation today of where everything stands.
Advocates for a ban on BPA viewed the prospect of a delay as a good sign, figuring if the FDA plans to maintain its earlier ruling the agency would not need more time.


Even if a new ruling does not come Monday, environmental groups - including the Breast Cancer Fund, Environmental Working Group and the National Resource Defense Council - say they will ask the FDA to immediately impose a public health warning, mandatory labeling of food cans, and an outright interim ban on polycarbonate plastic in food containers.


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