The FDA Needs To Think Again About The Safety Of BPA

September 18, 2008

It appears that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has to think again about the safety of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics..Washington (ChattahBox) – It appears that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has to think again about the safety of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics.

Bisphenol A is used in a wide variety of plastic products such as baby bottles, water bottles, food containers, and more.

A new study from British and American scientists has linked exposure to the chemical to the development of heart disease, diabetes.

The study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003-2004, with 1,455 adults between the age of 18 and 74.

The FDA already stated that they believe the current exposure levels to bisphenol A are safe.  This new study is clearly going to make them go back and re-think that assertion though.

Many are pushing the FDA to look once again, as it appears BPA can do more harm than originaly thought.


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