(Update) Why Is The FDA Defending BPA In Plastics?

September 19, 2008

One of the biggest questions to come out this week revolves around why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to defend the use of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics....Boston (ChattahBox) – One of the biggest questions to come out this week revolves around why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to defend the use of the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics.

Experts around the world have come out in support of the idea that bisphenol A (BPA) in plastics can be very dangerous.

Animal studies in the past have linked exposure to BPA to things such as growth problems, and other diseases.

Just this week, a major study was released, which linked bisphenol A to the development of diabetes and heart disease in adults.

Researchers stated that the risk was highest even when exposure levels were below what the FDA considered to be safe.

So why does the FDA continue to defend bisphenol A?  The FDA has made it clear that their research has shown that BPA is safe at its current exposure levels.

Many do not believe it though, and fear that it could cause major problems in the future, especially for infants.


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