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Fda and Bpa Baby Bottles

The FDA: Working Hard to Protect Industry

Kristin Wartman | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Kristin Wartman

Looking more closely at these decisions, however, it seems that the FDA is really more interested in appeasing industry, than doing its duty to protect the public. So what action is the FDA really taking?

Buyer Beware

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

In July 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finally banned the use of BPA in baby bottles and children's drinking cups. Good news, to be sure, but why must we wait to have this likely carcinogen eliminated from our dietary supply entirely?

When Will FDA Stop Dragging Its Feet on BPA?

Jeanne Rizzo | Posted 06.04.2012 | Green
Jeanne Rizzo

Scientists, consumers, retailers, manufacturers and the states are sending clear signals that BPA doesn't belong in our food packaging and that investment in safe alternatives is an investment in the health of the American public. Now the FDA needs to catch up.

Lynne Peeples

FDA Made 'Wrong Call' On BPA In Food Containers

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.30.2012 | Green

"Ludicrous." "Bogus." "Illogical." Scientists and public health advocates expressed frustration on Friday as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Federal regulators have failed to act on toxic chemical, report says

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris Hamby, iWatch NewsDespite growing fears over the health effects of a chemical found in many baby bottles and a host of other products, fede...

We Don't Need BPA to Make a Baby Bottle

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

As many companies have already shown, alternatives do exists and you don't need BPA to make a baby bottle. The chemical lobbyists won a round when I was prevented from offering my BPA legislation, but this fight is just beginning.

Chemical Industry Lobbyists Block Measure to Protect Infants and Toddlers

Sen. Dianne Feinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Dianne Feinstein

We should not use our kids as guinea pigs by taking chances on a chemical that can seriously harm their immediate and long-term health. No chemical should be used in food products until it is proven to be safe.

How Worried Should We Be About Every Day Chemicals?

Christopher Gavigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Gavigan

Among the roughly 2,000 chemicals produced in quantities of more than a million pounds per year, only about 7% have undergone the recommended slate of basic toxicity studies.

FDA Voices BPA Safety Concern In Reversal Of Bush-Era Stance: NYT Editorial

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While waiting for the regulators to amass more conclusive evidence, wise consumers will try to avoid BPA....

Green News Report -- January 21, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

IN TODAY'S AUDIO REPORT: Scientists' Himalayan glaciers mistake is more fodder for climate change deniers; FDA aims at BPA -- but powerless to do an...

Consumer Group Finds Elevated BPA Levels In Range Of Foods

latimes.com | Andrew Zajac | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A consumer advocacy group's analysis of canned goods has found measurable levels of the chemical additive bisphenol A, or BPA, across a range of foods...

BPA Wrecks Sex, Fouls Food -- And Probably Worse

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

A slew of recent studies are proving that even low levels of BPA exposure can lead to health complications. Unfortunately, BPA is contained in a staggeringly high amount of everyday items.

Dueling Docs: Are Dental Sealants Safe for Kids?

Janice Horowitz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Janice Horowitz

Five-to-10-year-olds who used sealants had less than half the tooth decay on biting surfaces five years after treatment than those who brushed regularly. But are they safe?

Can the BPA Consumer Revolt Trump K Street?

Elaine Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Elaine Shannon

Don't underestimate the power of a consumer revolt. In this economy, who can afford major customer losses?

Yale Scientists Discover How Exposure to BPA Causes Infertility

Elaine Shannon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elaine Shannon

A Yale team's findings have intensified scientists' concern that exposure BPA, a synthetic estrogen that disrupts the endocrine system, may have grave consequences for human reproduction.

More Evidence That BPA is Toxic and Industry Tactics Exposed

Sarah Janssen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sarah Janssen

New research suggests that BPA may interfere with metabolism and lead to obesity, heart disease and diabetes in humans.