12 Oct '11, 5pm

FDA Says BPA Will Be Banned Because the American Chemistry Council Asked Nicely

FDA Says BPA Will Be Banned Because the American Chemistry Council Asked Nicely

First of all, it’s a little late in the game for the FDA to hop on the, “Let’s ban BPA ” train. The Natural Resources Defense Council sent the same sort of proposal to the FDA three years ago. The Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families coalition (11 million strong) has been trying to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976 for years. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Tons of other organizations have rallied, signed petitions and asked nicely (and not so nicely) for a BPA ban. 11 U.S. states have banned BPA used in baby bottles and sippy cups all on their own, along with the European Union, Canada and China. In fact, here at Inhabitots, we’ve been writing about how families should avoid BPA since our launch in 2008. The FDA has ignored us all . Then, along comes the ACC with a petition to ban BPA and it takes the FDA all of three weeks to consider the idea gold....

Full article: http://www.inhabitots.com/fda-says-bpa-will-be-banned-bec...

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