Sunday, January 17, 2010

FDA Powerless to Regulate BPA



As is the case with so many industrial chemicals pouring into our food chain, the FDA has little power to enforce restrictions on or regulation of toxic additives, like Bisphenol A (BPA)- the endocrine-disrupting chemical used in plastic food packaging, water bottles, and can linings.

It is up to the consumer to sift through the research and determine what is safe and what is not.

A recent article in GRIST takes a closer look at the problem and the FDA's January 2010 update, which contradicts its previous report from 2008 stating that BPA is safe.



Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevendepolo/ / CC BY 2.0

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