Feds facing deadline on proposed BPA ban

Have you heard of BPA- Bisphenol A? It’s mostly used in food packaging. Critics of BPA say that it may disrupt hormones in humans and cause other health problems. In response to this many manufactures are taking the problem into their own hand and taking BPA out of their products. The FDA has not yet banned this chemical but on 3/31/12 is a court-ordered deadline for the agency to respond to the major petition by the Natural Resource Defense Council. They are asking that BPA to be banned as a food additive then hopefully that would lead to banning its use in food packaging.

To read more go to http://www.philly.com/philly/health/20120330_Feds_facing_deadline_on_proposed_BPA_ban.html?cmpid=138896554

By Matthew Barr

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