12 Oct '11, 7am

The FDA is FINALLY banning #BPA in bottles but why? Bcs the chemical industry asked it to. Not enough: Pls

Yesterday I posted a blog about an industry group who declares all baby bottles and sippy cups in the U.S. are now BPA-free. They have filed a formal request at FDA asking them to ban the use of BPA in these products. Today, a news report came out saying that FDA plans to grant the industry’s request. According to this report, FDA will publish a public notice of their intent to ban use of BPA on baby bottles and sippy cups, just a few weeks after the industry asked them to. This is great news as it means that BPA baby bottles will once and for all be gone from store shelves. But I have to ask, FDA, where have you been all these years?? Three years ago, NRDC filed a similar request to the FDA asking them to revoke approval of BPA in all food contact applications, including baby bottles and sippy cups. Even then , there was good scientific evidence that BPA was harmful. FDA ...

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