FDA decides to not prohibit the use of BPA

Despite numerous scientific studies involving health concerns with the chemical BPA, the FDA announced that they’ll basically be doing nothing about it – business as usual for now, though they’ll keep monitoring it.  So, we continue to lag behind the rest of the civilized world when it comes to food safety, but that’s really no surprise.  It’s also worth noting that this announcement from the FDA was in response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council forty one months ago!  Not only is the FDA ignoring this health concern, but they’re dragging their heals and stalling as long as possible (the FDA’s announcement was in response to a lawsuit forcing a response).

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