08 Jun '12, 9am

Opinion: FDA’s decision on BPA exposes Catch 22 — Environmental Health News via @sharethis

Opinion: FDA’s decision on BPA exposes Catch 22 — Environmental Health News via @sharethis

The FDA’s decision to reject a petition to ban bisphenol A in food packaging exposes a serious Catch 22 in the federal mindset. Its repeated rejection of virtually all research from independent, university laboratories is disturbing, and it raises questions about whether the agency genuinely aims to protect the health of Americans. The FDA has relied instead on a small number of studies funded by industries that manufacture BPA. Science evolves rapidly, and federal agencies should be using the very latest and most sensitive techniques for testing BPA and other chemicals.

Full article: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/2012/op-e...

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