Should The FDA Change Their Safety Standards On BPA?

November 3, 2008

One of the biggest questions currently in the field of health is whether or not the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should change their safety standards on bisphenol A (BPA)..........Washington (ChattahBox) – One of the biggest questions currently in the field of health is whether or not the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) should change their safety standards on bisphenol A (BPA).

BPA is a common chemical found in plastic products.  These products include baby bottles, formula packages, food containers, water bottles, etc.

According to a ruling by the FDA back in August, current exposure levels to BPA are safe for adults and kids.

An expert panel disagrees though as they have accused the FDA of ignoring key studies which show it being linked to diseases, developmental problems, etc..

The FDA has stated though that their August ruling was “based on all available evidence.”

The panel stated that if exposure levels were cut 10 times lower than what the FDA considers safe, BPA could still cause harm.


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