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NRDC Sues FDA For Inaction On BPA Petition

June 29, 2010: 01:44 AM EST
Charging the FDA with failure to act on an 18-month-old petition to outlaw the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging and containers, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has sued the federal agency. NRDC’s petition said that scientific evidence is sufficient to conclude that BPA in the U.S. food supply is unsafe for human consumption. The FDA itself in January 2010 expressed concern about the effects of early life exposure to BPA on brain and reproductive development. BPA is used to make plastics for baby bottles, sippy cups, and reusable water bottles. It can leak into the liquid inside, according to the NRDC. BPA is also used in the linings of canned food and beverages, including beer and soda cans, and canned liquid infant formula.
Sarah Janssen, "Our patience has run out, NRDC sues FDA for failure to regulate BPA", National Resources Defense Council (NRDC), June 29, 2010, © NRDC
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