U.S. Congress Investigates Chemical Used in Many Children’s and Infant Products

Published: 22 January 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the U.S. congress is investigating the potential harmfulness of the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in formula cans. A congressional committee—including Michigan Democrats Rep. John Dingell, chairman of the committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Bart Stupak, who chairs a subcommittee—is launching an investigation into the use and safety of a chemical found in many children’s and infant products, including the lining of liquid infant formula cans. Studies have reportedly shown that BPA causes “breast cancer, testicular cancer, diabetes and hyperactivity in laboratory animals.”

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