26 May '11, 2pm

Now that the FDA itself has found BPA in canned foods, will it it regulate the poison?

Now that the FDA itself has found BPA in canned foods, will it it regulate the poison?

Oh, yes we can: it's time for the FDA to act on its own information re: canned foods and BPA. Next time an FDA panel convenes to discuss whether to ban BPA, the endocrine-disrupting industrial chemical used in can liners, it will have new data to consider -- a study by the agency's own scientists. In a just-released report (PDF) , they tested a range of commonly used canned foods, from peas to chili -- and found "detectable" levels of BPA in 71 of 78 samples. Given that millions of Americans consume these foods daily and that the dangers of BPA have been known for years now, you might think there's a broad range of studies looking at the question of BPA leaching into everyday foods. Not so. The FDA researchers surveyed the literature, and found a glaring hole. They write: It was clear that there were no large scale studies of the U.S. market and that there were significant...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/scary-food/2011-05-26-now-that-the-f...

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