FDA Plastic Decision ‘Creates a False Sense of Security’
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
The chemical BPA is common in plastic products such as baby bottles and food containers, despite concerns among scientists and environmentalists about its safety. The FDA has defended BPA use and recently turned to an outside panel for backup. That group of scientists, however, ended up criticizing the agency’s guidelines.
AP via Google:
The FDA’s approach “creates a false sense of security” and “overlooks a range of potentially serious findings,” the report said.
The advisers also concluded that FDA scientists’ margin of safety for BPA was off, too generous by factor of 10 times or more.
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