31 Mar '12, 9pm

FDA to Consumers: We're still thinking about BPA. Sorry you're still eating it: via @AddThis

FDA is kicking the BPA-lined can further down the road in an announcement today that the Agency plans to keep studying this issue while consumers continue to be exposed. Specifically, the Agency's response to NRDC's petition is: "FDA has determined, as a matter of science and regulatory policy, that the best course of action at this time is to continue our review and study of emerging data on BPA." The FDA response to NRDC comes as a result of a petition NRDC filed years ago asking the Agency to ban BPA for food-contact uses, and a resulting lawsuit when FDA failed to offer any response at all. The FDA was legally required to respond to the petition, and did so today with another punt. The extensive science on BPA is summarized in my colleague Sarah Janssen's blog here . Many companies have already responded to the science and to consumer demands by removing BPA from their...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/gsolomon/fda_to_consume...

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