Proposed food safety bill good for ‘everyone who eats’ – but BPA proposal dies (USA Today, 11/18/2010)

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USA Today reports in this morning's paper on the BPA amendment failure:

A key provision that would have restricted an estrogen-like chemical used to harden plastics died. The proposal would have banned bisphenol A, or BPA, in baby bottles and cups for children. The FDA has expressed "some concern" about the health effects of BPA on fetuses, infants and young children, but hasn't taken action to reduce exposure.

"It's a huge blow for kids," said Janet Nudelman of the eco-friendly Breast Cancer Fund. (Read complete article.)

This may not be the absolute last word, as the food safety bill has not yet been voted on. Stay tuned.

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