This has been going on for a loooooong time. It is finally getting some press. For those of you that don't know it, it is more than of "some concern" like they say. They've been killing us, and altering our body chemistry with this crap for awhile. Scary!!! The FDA is nuts! Even if they have proof something is harmful, they lie and say it's not, or there's no proof. TRUST ME, I know this firsthand about the FDA! I have attached an informational video, PLEASE watch it!!!
Health: New BPA Warning
Jan 18, 2010 4:18 pm US/Eastern
PHILADELPHIA (CBS 3) - Federal health officials have new concerns about the safety of a chemical found in some plastic bottles, containers and thousands of household products.
The FDA has shifted its position on Bisphenol A, also known as BPA, saying it is of "some concern" and is encouraging families to limit their children's exposure.
Many plastic products, from baby bottles to cans containing food or soda, contain a hardening agent known as BPA that can seep in to what you eat or drink.
Now the FDA says based on new studies, while still considered safe, it now has some concern about the "potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior and prostate gland in fetuses, infants and young children."
The American Chemistry Council says BPA is safe.
"What's important to remember is the FDA indicated that the BPA has not been proven harmful to children or adults. And that if they believed it was unsafe, they would've issued stronger regulations," said Lisa Harrison, with the American Chemistry Council.
Experts say most hard plastic probably contains some BPA. There's often no way to tell for sure.
Sometimes you'll see the number seven in the recycling logo, which means it is more likely to contain the chemical. You can buy plastic that says BPA free on the packaging.
For years many environmental groups and some scientists have warned BPA is unsafe and can lead to cancers, diabetes, and other diseases.
"I and other colleagues of mine at an NIH meeting said, with a very high level of confidence, we think Bisphenol a threat to human health," said Fred Vom Saal, a Researcher with the University of Missouri.
Researchers say there is no agreement on what constitutes a dangerous level of BPA. If you are concerned about exposure to BPA, consider using glass containers as an alternative.
FDA BPA Information- http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/PublicHealthFocus/ucm197739.htm
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