Tuesday, August 19, 2008

FDA Declares Bisphenol A Safe

I must say I am surprised by the FDA's findings. Canada has banned Bisphenol A, Wal-Mart no longer sells baby bottles that contain the chemical and several states are involved in lawsuits over it. Here's one scientist who's research found the chemical harmful.

Some people say banning Bisphenol A would hurt companies and lead to fewer products. But if there's even a slight chance it is toxic, I think most parents would lean toward keeping it out kid's products.

According to the Consumerist: The FDA has revisited its earlier studies and reaffirmed that "the trace amounts of Bisphenol A that leach out of food containers are not a threat to infants or adults."

Studies have shown the biggest danger with Bisphenol A leaking into your food is if you heat the product. That's why many parents are only buying BPA free baby bottles and staying away from plastic when heating food in the microwave. Now the FDA says not to worry about it. It's probably too late for that!

Now the question is, did the harmful effects of Bisphenol A get blown out of proportion or is the government protecting companies that would suffer if the chemical were banned?

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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Anonymous said...

So to answer your question, I think the latter is true. In my opinion, it is one of the many dangerous secrets of the FDA...yes, the FDA...The people that are supposed to keep us safe.

Maria said...

Let's see-- ignore the NIH, but trust industry scientists. Fox guarding the hen house much? Also, I am concerned that they declare it "safe" yet they say that more research is needed to fully understand the impact on humans. Basically, I'm not buying it. Literally and figuratively.

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