Volume 90 Issue 15 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 9, 2012

Keeping Bisphenol A

Science does not support a ban on BPA used in food packaging, FDA determines.
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: bisphenol A, food safety, FDA, endocrine disrupter

The Food & Drug Administration has rejected a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to ban bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. The advocacy group filed the petition in October 2008, claiming that exposure to BPA can cause endocrine-disrupting health effects in humans.

FDA declined the petition because the studies NRDC provided to support its claims used inappropriate dosing methods, had inadequate sample . . .

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