As scientists continue to study the effects of BPA on humans, the FDA is finding that it is the one under the microscope -- the microscope of public scrutiny, that is -- and what we are seeing is troubling.
The FDA will soon announce whether to ban the use of bisphenol-A in food and beverage packaging. BPA is widely accepted by scientists as being an endocrine disruptor, and we support its ban because of demonstrable effects in wildlife and laboratory animals.
The mere presence of chemicals linked to health disorders does not mean disease will result. Yet research scientists and medical professionals now say that based on the evidence, there is reason to be concerned.