by Janet Nudelman, MA and Sharima Rasanayagam, PhD THE GIST What is the problem? Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupting chemical used in the lining of many food and beverage cans. Studies have shown that BPA can leach from the lining of cans into the food and then into people. Growing consumer concern over … Read more…
ACC had doggedly insisted that BPA is safe, and the group has fought fiercely against federal and state legislative proposals to ban the chemical, which public health advocates have linked to a hormonal disruption and other developmental problems in children.
Two forms of progress on the bisphenol A front in recent weeks: NY is now the seventh and most populous state to ban BPA from baby bottles, while new tests confirm that some paper receipts are delivering a daily dose of the stuff, too.
The Senate has a critical question before it: At the end of the day who are they accountable to – industry or kids?
California’s Environmental Protection Agency today made a critical move in adding bisphenol A to the state’s Prop. 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer or birth defects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce Friday that bisphenol A affects human development and should not be used in infant formula cans and baby bottles, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
It’s time for the FDA to act on bisphenol A.
If you haven’t been following closely, the FDA has now postponed its ruling on BPA’s safety three times. For some insight into why this matters, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke with our policy director.
Another excellent op-ed from New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristof, this time focusing on the endocrine disruptors in plastics, cosmetics and more that can put us at greater risk for diseases like breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Fund board member Dr. Janet Gray was quoted in a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article today about EWG’s cord blood study.