Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Oct 30, 2008 in Product Recalls
Scientists for the FDA will go back and review previously ignored studies to determine if bisphenol A is safe in baby bottles and other products.
The Science Board, an advisory committee to the FDA and the FDAs commissioner, will meet Friday to discuss their next move.
Earlier in October, Canadas health regulatory agency reviewed the same evidence as the FDA and declared bisphenol A toxic and is now moving to ban its use, import and advertising in baby bottles and other childrens products.
The vastly different conclusions have American politicians questioning how well the FDA is protecting the American public.
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a building block for polycarbonate plastic. Examples of polycarbonate plastics include reusable food and drink containers i.e. baby and water bottles. These polycarbonate items may leech this chemical into liquids.
Heres a bisphenol A fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.