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FDA Policy Reversal May Jump-Start Further Legislative Activity Against Bisphenol

January 16, 2010: 02:53 AM EST
Reversing a Bush-era ruling, the U.S. FDA will spend $30 million to study whether bisphenol (BPA), which has been linked to a host of health problems, is as safe as proponents like the American Chemical Society say it is. Canada, Connecticut, Minnesota and Chicago have all restricted the use of BPA, which is used to harden the plastic of sip cups and bottles among other uses. More legislative bodies, including the U.S. Congress, are looking at the issue. A California legislator said the FDA’s about-face "is hopefully the start of comprehensive regulation of this dangerous chemical."
"Bisphenol A: Should there be laws?", Los Angeles Times, January 16, 2010, © Los Angeles Times
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