- Local and state governments are banning the sale of baby bottles that contain the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), creating a confusing patchwork of regulations.
- But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and most comparable agencies around the world maintain that the chemical is safe.
- They cite a lack of human research data that BPA poses health problems, while discounting considerable animal evidence that the chemical is hazardous.
- Why do countries (like Canada) ban BPA?
- Harvard showed that students who drank soda from steel cans one week and from plastic bottles the following week had a 69% increase of BPA in their systems. Do we need more evidence?
- The American Chemistry Council issued a statement in 2010 that there should be a modernization of the regulatory laws.
- Nothing has been done to date. Why no