Archive for the 'Bisphenol A (BPA)' Category


ACC Stresses Safety of BPA in Response to Canada’s Banning of the Chemical

Published: 31 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

“WebMD Health News” reports the American Chemistry Council (ACC), a plastics industry group based in Washington, D.C., issued a statement responding to Canada’s bisphenol A (BPA) baby bottle ban, reportedly stressing the safety of BPA and Canada’s “lack of finding proven risks to human health, even at low levels of exposure to bisphenol A.” […]

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BPA Safety Report Allegedly Written Largely by Plastics Industry

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

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports a government report claiming that bisphenol A (BPA) is safe was written largely by the plastics industry and others with a financial stake in the controversial chemical. BPA is found in thousands of household products, including baby bottles, infant formula containers, and the lining of aluminum cans. BPA may […]

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Congress Questions Chemical Industry’s Influence on FDA’s Conclusions of BPA Safety

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

“USA Today” reports congress is stepping in to ask questions about chemical industry influence in drafting a Food and Drug Administration report about the safety of bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial chemical in baby bottles. The FDA recently declared BPA safe, a determination that was reportedly greeted skeptically by consumer groups who argue that […]

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Concerns about Microwaving Plastics

Published: 28 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates

New York’s WCBS TV reports on consumer concerns about microwaving plastics, as concerns about chemicals such as BPA and phthtalates used in making plastic items like bottles and wraps continue to rise. Link to Full Article

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American Chemical Society Reports Science on BPA and Phthalates is a Matter of Great Urgency

Published: 28 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Hormonal Changes, Packaging CONCERNS, Phthalates, Studies/Federal Regulations

The American Chemical Society (ACS) reports scientists should be free to interpret scientific information for the public on all matters, especially those of great urgency, and to suggest appropriate courses of action, including the issue of endocrine disruption. The ACS reports the U.S. simply cannot wait seven decades to deal with the endocrine disrupting […]

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FDA Should Replace BPA Committee and Chairman to Ensure Credibility

Published: 27 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,” a federal panel investigating the safety of the plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been irredeemably compromised, a Journal Sentinel report has made clear, which leaves the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with no choice but to replace the committee and its chairman to ensure credibility. The issue […]

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Concern that FDA’s Conclusion on BPA may not be Independent

Published: 24 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

According to the “Washington Post,” a draft report on bisphenol A (BPA) from the Food and Drug Administration last month determined that it was safe for food storage, rejecting claims that the chemical, which is used in the manufacture of baby bottles and to line aluminum cans, causes cancer, obesity and heart disease. A special […]

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FDA to Allegedly Identify Products it Regulates Containing BPA

Published: 24 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Wall Street Journal” reports the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it wants help identifying what medical devices, drugs and other products it regulates contain bisphenol A (BPA), a potentially harmful chemical commonly found in plastic containers such as baby bottles. The FDA is also looking into concerns that a prominent toxicologist charged […]

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FDA Reviews Potentially Compromising Donation in Relation to BPA Safety Ruling

Published: 23 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Cancer link & plastic packaging, Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “Milwaukee Journal Sentinel” reports the Food and Drug Administration is reviewing all documents to ensure that Martin Philbert complied with the agency’s disclosure requirements, said FDA spokesman Michael Herndon, in response to claims that the chairman of an FDA panel about to make a pivotal ruling on the safety of the plastic chemical bisphenol […]

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Canada’s Declaration of BPA as Toxic Puts Pressure on Britain to also Ban BPA

Published: 23 October 2008
Category: Bisphenol A (BPA), Packaging CONCERNS, Studies/Federal Regulations

The “UK Daily Mail” reports Canada’s banning of the controversial plastic chemical bisphenol A (BPA), an everyday chemical added to plastics and food packaging, will most likely put pressure on Britain officials to also declare the chemical toxic. BPA allegedly mimics the female sex hormone oestrogen and has been linked to birth defects in […]

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