16 Jul '11, 10pm

Potential Ban on Chemicals, Including BPA:

Potential Ban on Chemicals, Including BPA:

Recently reported by CNN.com , Rep. Jim Moran, D-Virginia, and Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts are introducing a bill later this month that will give the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences the ability to ban as many as 10 harmful chemicals currently being used in common household and food products. Once the NIEHS has named a chemical as “high concern,” its use is illegal after 24 months. Bisphenol A, or BPA, used in plastics, canned goods, and known to be an endocrine disruptor, is one of the chemicals facing the cut. Harmful chemicals such as BPA and DES, a chemical found in cattle feed and breast cancer treatment medicine, can affect how hormones operate and lead to birth defects such as neurological disorders or autism, according to the report. “The chemicals, which can be either naturally occurring or artificial, are found in everyday products like de...

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