Should there be federal regulation of bisphenol A (BPA)?

Published: 22 August 2007
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The Hartford Courant reports that bisphenol A (BPA), allegedly used in polycarbonate baby bottles and linings of canned food, poses a “risk to brain development in babies and children.” According to the article, a government appointed panel’s findings (for the National Institutes of Health) on the chemical mark the first time any government has considered regulating the chemical. The article further reports that “existing science on the chemical’s link to potential developmental problems in babies and children appears firm enough to warrant federal regulation.”

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