University of Missouri Research Team Repudiates Government’s Findings on BPA

Published: 30 January 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports researchers at the University of Missouri are “furious” at conclusions reached by a federal panel assessing the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), a common chemical used in the manufacturing of some plastic food and beverage containers, and have recently published a study in the journal Reproductive Toxicology that “strikes at the core” of the federal panel’s findings on the chemical. The federal panel’s report (appointed by the National Institute of Environmental Sciences) allegedly gave more weight to industry-funded studies and more leeway to industry-funded researchers. The team of researchers from Missouri is reportedly calling on the government to re-evaluate, or dismiss, the panel’s conclusions.

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