FDA likely to delay ruling on BPA (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 11/30/09)

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The FDA will delay its new safety analysis of BPA, according to an article in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Despite months of additional study and a self-imposed timetable, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration likely will not release its ruling Monday on the safety of bisphenol A, a chemical used in thousands of household products that has been linked to developmental and behavioral problems.

…Even if a new ruling does not come Monday, environmental groups – including the Breast Cancer Fund, Environmental Working Group and the National Resource Defense Council – say they will ask the FDA to immediately impose a public health warning, mandatory labeling of food cans, and an outright interim ban on polycarbonate plastic in food containers. (Read complete article.)

While the FDA is working on its safety reassessment, the Breast Cancer Fund is working with Congress to ban BPA from all food and beverage containers. You can help: Ask your senators to sign on to the Ban Poisonous Additives Act.

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