It’s best to avoid BPA, federal official says (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12/12/2009)


The Breast Cancer Fund's concern about BPA in food and drink containers was echoed by a top health official in Saturday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

The head of the primary federal agency studying the safety of bisphenol A said Friday that people should avoid ingesting the chemical – especially pregnant women, infants and children.

"There are plenty of reasonable alternatives," said Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program, in an interview with the Journal Sentinel.

While stressing she is not a medical doctor, Birnbaum said she has seen enough studies on the chemical to be concerned about its effects on human health. (Read complete article.)


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