BPA legislation

FDA Bans BPA in Infant Formula Packaging

After receiving a great deal of pressure from consumers and activist groups, the United States Food and Drug Administration has announced today that it is placing a ban on bisphenol A in infant formula packaging, a big step for BPA legislation in America.

California Plans to List Bisphenol A as Harmful Chemical

Part of California's Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it intends to add the chemical bisphenol A to its list of dangerous chemicals under Proposition 65, according to a new article from the San Jose Mercury News this weekend. Writes contributor Sandy Kleffman, the agency has stated that bisphenol A meets Prop. 65's standards for chemicals which pose a risk to human health. However, this change might not necessarily be the beginning of substantial change for consumers. Kleffman comments that:

France to Ban Bisphenol A by 2015

European Plastics News announced today that the French Senate has made a descision to ban bisphenol A in food packaging by the year 2015. The Senate, citing a number of studies through which bisphenol A has been shown to be detrimental to the health of animals, has declared that it sees no reason to “wait for absolute proof of causality or understand the exact mechanisms to protect the health of populations.” According to European Plastics News:

Legal Battle Erupts Over Whose Plastic Consumers Should Trust

In a recent story from National Public Radio's show "All Things Considered," John Hamilton raises an interesting debate that surrounds the plastics industry. He discusses the growing demand of consumers for what they consider to be "safe plastics," plastics that do not contain the estrogen producing hormone known as bisphenol-A, amongst a number of other similar chemicals. Hamilton writes that many studies have found plastics produce endocrine disrupting effects even if they didn't display signs of this before usage.

FDA Continues to Favor BPA Industry as NRDC Awaits 3 Year Overdue Response

By Sarah Janssen, NRDC

The FDA kicked off a 60-day comment period today on the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) request to ban BPA from baby bottles and sippy cups. This is a step in the right direction but it isn't nearly enough. ACC's request wouldn't even outlaw BPA in ...Read More.

Research opens up scientists' concern over effects of controversial chemical BPA

By Sarah Jane Tribble, Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- We've all seen the labels: "BPA-free." They are most frequently found on water and baby bottles, and in formula and other infant supplies. When you carefully reach for and pay extra for such products, you might feel confident that ...Read More.

Mexico Ignores Warnings About Bisphenol A

By Emilio Godoy, Eurasia Review

BPA is an organic compound in polycarbonate plastics used to produce baby bottles, water bottles, can linings, sports equipment, dental sealants and kitchen appliances. It has been shown to leach into canned or bottled food or beverages... Read More.

Chemical Industry Shifts on BPA After Spending Millions to Fight Legislation

From the New York Times, by Jeremy P. Jacobs

The ACC email that arrived Friday afternoon said there's no reason to worry aboutbisphenol-A (BPA) in baby bottles and children's sippy cups because the controversial plastic additive is no longer used in those ...Read More.

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